Sizing Solution leads Un Beau Matin over the last
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Gordon Elliott landed a treble at Punchestown, culminating in Un Beau Matin's success in the Panoramic Restaurant Raceday Hospitality Beginners Chase.
Kevin Sexton was happy to let Sizing Solution open up a big early lead, but he had him in striking distance from the third last.< Sizing Solution jumped the last in front, but Un Beau Matin (4-5 favourite) had too much in hand, coming home the strongest to win by
Elliott's first success gave Bryan Cooper his first win since returning from injury when Lord Scoundrel showed a resolute attitude to win the irishinjuredjockeys.com Maiden Hurdle.
After sweeping into the lead before the last flight, the 13-8 favourite appeared a sitting duck as Redrobin pulled upsides, but he battled well to get back on top close home and win by half a length.
Odds-on favourite Orgilgo Bay's attempt to make all in the Follow Us On Twitter And Facebook Rated Hurdle failed to bear fruit as Taglietelle landed the spoils.
Orgilgo Bay led from the first to the last flight, but Elliott's Taglietelle took over soon after and finished well to beat the running-on Art Of Payroll by five and a half lengths under Paul Carberry.
The Ross O'Sullivan-trained Dai Bando (7-2) got the better of a protracted duel with Batchelors Walk in the Go Racing In Kildare 3-Y-O Maiden Hurdle, eventually getting on top close home to score by three lengths under Andrew McNamara.
Shark Hanlon's It's All An Act (5-2) battled gamely to land the Join The Punchestown Newsletter For Best Offers Handicap under Bian Hayes, while the Festival Earlybird Deals On punchestown.com Handicap Chase went the way of Elegant Statesman, who benefited from an ice-cool Mark Walsh ride to score by half a length from Old Supporter.
Bon Chic relished taking on just her own sex when landing the www.punchestown.com For Raceday Offers Mares Flat Race.