Review fairyhouse 30th Nov

Sun 30th Nov 2008, 16:00

Catch Me supplemented his recent Lismullen Hurdle triumph with a thrilling victory in the Bar One Racing Hatton's Grace Hurdle.

Edward O'Grady's inmate was held up towards the rear by Andrew McNamara and remained there until the field turned for home.

Hardy Eustace relinquished his lead to old foe Brave Inca two out and Colm Murphy's former Champion Hurdle hero looked like making a winning return to action, butp>Catch Me (7-4) collared him at the last and held the 10-year-old one and a half lengths at bay.

Trafford Lad stayed on best of all to land the Bar One Racing Drinmore Novice Chase in the hands of Tom Doyle.

Forpadydeplasterer took them along and was always to the fore but although he got the better of Rare Bob, it was the 5-2 winner who jumped best three-out and he battled on gamely for five and a half length triumph.

The Bar One Racing Royal Bond Novice Hurdle went to Willie Mullins' exciting prospect Hurricane Fly (2-1).

Stablemate Cousin Vinny, making his hurdling debut, set a sedate gallop and there were several in with chances as the race began in earnest three-out.

Donnas Palm leapt to the front at the penultimate flight, but Hurricane Fly was cruising in behind and came with a telling run approaching the last to win by a neck, with Cousin Vinny a creditable third.

Tharawaat (7-4) kicked off proceedings with an impressive victory in the opening Irish Rover Bar, New York Juvenile 3-Y-O Hurdle, earning quotes as short as 12-1 for the Triumph Hurdle at Cheltenham.

Davy Russell sent the youngster to the front early on and after jumping confidently throughout, Gordon Elliott's charge pulled clear to record a 12-length win from Druken Sailor.

Edward O'Grady and Andrew McNamara completed a double on the day when Rocco's Hall (4-1) scored from Rebel Chief in the Joe Savage Handicap Hurdle, while Conem relished the return to a shorter distance in the Caffrey's Batterstown Handicap Chase, getting up in the shadow of the post to deny Savitha by a short-head.

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