Rich Revival well-named
Rich Revival stays on well to beat Saoirse Dun and company at Navan
(Healy Racing Photos)
When the runners emerged from the gloom at the last, three of them had a chance. The Brian O'Connell-ridden Rich Revival toughed it out best to account for Fever Pitch by a head. Saoirse Dun, the favourite, was three lengths back in third whilst Tarquinius was a further thirteen lengths behind in fourth.
Barry Murphy, partner of winning trainer, Liz Doyle, said: "It's nice to come up here on a Sunday and get a good pot like that. We thought his opening mark was a bit harsh but Noel O'Brien (the handicapper) obviously got it right.
"He loves that ground and he needs a bit of time between his races. We may look at a better class handicap in February." (AM & EM)
"I'm delighted that he's won again after last season. Mark said the ground was more testing than he wanted.