Word is back in the groove at Limerick
Ponmeword and Rob Jones are clear at the last
(Healy Racing Photos)
Previously a good winner over a shorter distance (2m3f) here at the Christmas meeting, the nine-year-old then slipped up on the downhill run to two out at Tramore.
Scrapper Jack (11/1) was another seven lengths away in third.
Winning trainer Eric McNamara said, “He obviously goes on the ground and is fit and well but, when you get ground as bad as that, it exaggerates the distances.
“He was unlucky before but seems to have improved for whatever reason. He jumps equally well both over hurdles and fences and could go for either next.”
Additional reporting by Thomas Weekes
Cheltenham Festival aspirations will be sharpened for Anonis if he runs with honour at Leopardstown on Sunday.