Clashnabrook completes great day for punters
Clashnabrook jumps the last ahead of Rakamasi
(Healy Racing Photos)
Having opened at 7/2 with Paddy Powers this morning he opened on track at just 5/2 and was heavily backed into 7/4 favourite at the off.
Ridden by Phillip Enright, the 7yo gelding carried just 9-10 (rated 84 over fences compared to his mark of 110 over hurdles) and raced in mid-division for much of the contest.
He made headway approaching the straight to go fourth and he disputed the lead before the second last.
Eoghan O'Grady said afterwards: "He is a fine big horse and he jumped well. He loves that ground and he will go for something similar around Christmas time. Phillip gave him a good positive ride.
"I have ten in at the moment and I had a double at Affane point-to-point last weekend."
(Additional reporting by Thomas Weekes)
An impressive round of fencing saw Silviniaco Conti land the Grade 1 Betfair Chase at Haydock for Paul Nicholls and Ruby Walsh.