fell at the last when well held behind Footpad in the Grade 1 R a c i n g P o s t N o v i c e C h a s e a t Leopardstown on St Stephen's Day, but Gigginstown spokesman Eddie O'Leary revealed he had suffered an injury early in the race.
The inclusion of Death Duty
is something of a surprise as he seemed certain to stay at twoand-a-half miles following his Drinmore Chase victory.
This basic calculation derived from the death duty
returns is made more accurate in four main ways.
The indications had been that Death Duty
, unbeaten in three starts over fences, would be in action at Grade 2 level over two and a half miles at Limerick the same day.
Favourite for the Arkle at Cheltenham, Footpad will face a small field on Tuesday, when Gigginstown can choose from Avenir D'Une Vie, Tombstone, Dinaria Des Obeaux and Death Duty
, which Gordon Elliott has indicated is more likely to run in the Grade 2 McMahon's Builders Novice Chase in Limerick On Tuesday.
The Tories have vowed to raise the death duty
threshold to pounds 1million - a move Labour strategists say has backfired.
The accuracy of this figure may be questioned by the Treasury but there is no argument with the fact that in the past six years proceeds from death duty
have risen from pounds 2 billion to pounds 3.
The event was held to promote the feature film script of Death Duty
Chancellor Gordon Brown could raise an extra pounds 147m a year while cutting death duty
for almost nine out of 10 people, according to the Institute for Public Policy Research.
Either side of that monstrous performance, Mengli Khan stamped his authority all over his Royal Bond Novice Hurdle opposition, and Death Duty
made all for a smooth victory in the Drinmore Novices' Chase.
Novices Mengli Khan and Death Duty
impressed as part of the Elliott/Gigginstown treble, but the undoubted star of the show was classy mare Apple's Jade which slammed Nichols Canyon in the Bar One Racing Hatton's Grace, joining the elite band of dual-winners of the race.
For many people paying death duty
tax that starts at 40 per cent after your initial exemption is a key issue, but one which must be weighed against the need to maintain income at a certain level as this is also of prime importance,' said Phil Cook, partner and head of the specialist tax division at Clement Keys.