Easy for Barney as he lands the bets
Barneys Honour has Chestnut Charlie beaten at Navan
Those that backed the former Philip Rothwell (won a point-to-point and three races for him, all at Fairyhouse) inmate from 7/1 last night into 3/1 favourite never really had much grounds for concern.
Now a nine-year-old, the City Honours gelding took it up two out on the way to an easy four length victory over Chestnut Charlie.
Elliott explained: "He had a leg and he was off for a while. On his first run back at Christmas he ran well. I thought he wouldn't be too far away today.
"The owner was at an engagement party last night and he couldn't make it today."
< Barneys Honour is owned by Anthony 'Barney' Deegan from Tinahely in County Wicklow. (AM & EM)
You'd hardly associate the stallion Dynaformer, with Navan in January, but after his son Cause Of Causes landed the first, another of his offspring, Blissful Moment proved well up to the task in race 2, the 2013 Navan Membership Maiden Hurdle.