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Getaway Kid's homework impresses Meade

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Noel Meade was full of praise of Getaway Kid as he made a winning debut over fences in the beginners' chase at Down Royal.

The six-year-old gelding asserted before the last to come in by three and three quarter lengths at 11/2 from 7/1. Grotesque followed him home at 9/2 with Snugsborough Hall the 11/8 favourite, another four and three quarter lengths away in third.

Noel Meade said: "He has been super schooling, we haven't schooled a horse with as much scope as him for a long time. It just gave him another little bit of a gear gear which he maybe didn't have over hurdles.

"He was always a very backward horse, he'll probably improve a little bit. He may go back over hurdles, he is rated 113 and he hasn't won a maiden but has been second a good few times. We'll go back and a look at that."

About Michael Graham
Michael has worked in horse racing journalism for more than 15 years, having also written a weekly betting column on Gaelic football and hurling for a newspaper. He is involved in writing the My Racing Story features on this website. He spent a year in South Africa completing a Diploma in Business Administration and also studied Newspaper Journalism in Belfast. He enjoys playing 5-a-side football on a regular basis.