navan 8th Dec
Oscars Well and Robert Power jumping the last
(Healy Racing Photos)
Oscars Well put a last-time-out fall well behind him with an impressive victory in the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Novice Chase at Navan.
Jessie Harrington's Grade One-winning hurdler, who was successful on his fencing debut at Punchestown but took a heavy tumble at the same track last month, was sent to the front some way out by Robbie Power and quickly established a big lead.
High-class chaser Roi Du Mee (2-1 favourite) made full use of his much lower mark over the smaller obstacles to complete a hat-trick in the feature Proudstown Handicap Hurdle.
Jane Mangan was always travelling well on the Gordon Elliott-trained seven-year-old, who shrugged off Colbert Station from the second-last and won by nine and a half lengths, completing a treble for owners Gigginstown.
Wille Mullins' easy Naas bumper winner Un Atout was sent off the 1-2 favourite for the Kells Maiden Hurdle and never gave supporters a moment's worry as he led all the way in the hands of Davy Russell, coasting in by an untroubled four and three-quarter lengths.
Russell completed a double when Mouse Morris's Rule The World (4-5 favourite) scored an emphatic victory in the Meath Novice Hurdle, having the race in the bag at the last before beating classy chaser Joncol by four and a quarter lengths.
Grade One-winning hurdler Marasonnien could not make a winning switch to fences in the Navan Golf Course Beginners Chase as he succumbed to Mark Walsh on Colm Murphy's The Westener Boy (9-1), who won by 25 lengths
The excitement, the tension, the anticipation, the thrill of a BIG win - just some of the things that make the Casino a playground to rival the racetrack.