Thedevilscoachman and Denis O'Regan negotiate the final flight
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Bumper winner Thedevilscoachman made a taking transition to flights when powering home in the second split of Cork's 4yo maiden hurdle.
Denis O'Regan switched him out to challenge the leader, and odds-on favourite, Grand Bornand at the second last.
Thedevilscoachman grabbed a narrow lead at the final obstacle where Grand Bornand pecked upon landing.
O'Regan's mount strode right away on the bridle to prevail by five and a half lengths at 4/1 for trainer Noel Meade.
Carrolls Cottage came through for second at 10/1 by three and a quarter lengths from Takarengo (9/4) as Grand Bornand weakened.
"He seemed to do it well and quickened nicely up the straight. He had been working very well at home, is a nice laid-back horse and has still plenty to learn," O'Regan said.
"He jumped his hurdles well enough, if a little awkward at one, but hopefully he can progress."
Thedevilscoachman won his bumper at Naas in January.
Additional reporting by Tom Weekes