clonmel 10th May
Rebel Fitz had little trouble justifying 6-4 favouritism on his first run on the Flat at Clonmel.
Michael Winters' charge enjoyed a fruitful novice hurdle campaign over the winter, winning three times and performing with credit in Graded company.
Fit from a solid fourth behind Dedigout in the Champion Novice Hurdle at Punchestown less than a fortnight ago, the seven-year-old bounded five lengths clear of He'llberemembered having been given a confident ride by Seamie Heffernan.
Scots Gaelic looked to have slipped the field after kicking eight lengths clear on the turn for home but his stride started to shorten passing the furlong marker.
One Cool Shabra produced a gallant front-running performance to land division one of the Clonmel Hospice Support Group Handicap.
The 4-1 chance took full advantage of a last-flight blunder from newcomer Regal One, who looked a major threat at the time.
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