Heron Heights clears the last for a decisive victory
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Heron Heights (16/1) picked up a nice pot for owner Barry Maloney in the Grade B handicap chase at Punchestown.
The nine-year-old gelding came through to lead under Robbie Power at the third last and opened up by the final fence.
Once that was negotiated, he kept on well to put seven lengths on long-time-leader Rogue Angel (16/1). Kylecrue was a further nine lengths away in third at 28/1.
Trainer Henry de Bromhead said: "It's great for the owners and Robbie gave him a super ride. He was third in it last year.
"He'll keep going over the summer and could be one for the Plate or the Kerry National or the summer nationals."
Robbie Power added: "Henry was hopeful but just a little bit worried about the ground. He travelled and jumped everywhere and was the winner from a long way out.”