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Getaway Kid one to watch for Meade

Noel Meade and Sean FlanaganNoel Meade and Sean Flanagan
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Noel Meade is confident Getaway Kid has not yet reached the ceiling of his ability following his impressive debut over fences at Down Royal.

The six-year-old is winless after 10 starts over hurdles, but was placed on his two most recent outings in that sphere, at Fairyhouse and Tramore.

He brought a hurdle rating of just 113 to his first start over the larger obstacles at Down Royal on St Stephen’s Day, but appeared a much improved horse, comfortably seeing off Grotesque in the hands of Sean Flanagan.

Meade said: “He’s one of those horses that you come across not that often in that he’s a fantastic jumper of a fence.

“Close or long he’s good — he just has unbelievable scope.

“He’s a big horse who was very backward early on and I hope he’s going to be a lot better over fences than over hurdles.

“We might go back in a hurdle race with him at some stage, but I’m imagine we’ll keep going over fences for the time being.”