Texas Jack slugs it out best
A neat jump from Texas Jack at Leopardstown
In the endTexas Jack might have got there a bit soon and he seemed to idle a bit in the closing stages but he still pulled out enough to triumph by half a length from Lord Windermere, who rallied well.
Noel Meade trains the son of Curtain Time (stands at Woodfield Farm Stud in County Waterford) for Robert Watson and the County Meath handler said: "He jumped brilliant and got a brilliant ride as per usual. He ran a good race here at Christmas and Paul felt dropping back in trip would suit.
"He's in the Grade 1 here in two weeks time – the Moriarty. I don't know whether he'll go there or go to Cheltenham either. The Powers Gold Cup could be a race for him.
"He's improving a bit also as he was always a big, weak, leggy horse." (GC & EM)
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