Road To Riches wins Lexus Chase at Leopardstown

Road To Riches crosses the finishing line ahead of On His Own in the Lexus Chase
Road To Riches beat On His Own by one-and-a-half lengths in the Lexus Chase

Road To Riches struck late to win the Lexus Chase at Leopardstown.

The 4-1 shot, trained by Noel Meade, got up near the line under jockey Bryan Cooper to beat On His Own (14-1) with Sam Winner (7-1) third.

The seven-year-old, owned by airline boss Michael O'Leary, has booked himself a likely place in March's Cheltenham Gold Cup with Sunday's win.

Gold Cup winners Lord Windermere and Bobs Worth filled the last two positions in the nine-runner race.

Cooper was hard at work some way from home on Road To Riches, but was still in with a shout at the last where On His Own and Sam Winner were battling it out.

And he produced a strong finish to win by one-and-a-half lengths.