Review punchestown 22nd Oct

Sat 22nd Oct 2016, 17:40

Identity Thief (2-11 favourite) did everything that was expected of him on his first crack at the larger obstacles in Punchestown's Download The Betdaq App Beginners Chase.

The high-class hurdler could be destined for the top in this division if his 14-length demolition of O'Ceallaigh is a reliable indication of his potential over fences.

He disputed a clear lead with O'Ceallaigh until going on before the fourth-last, and David Mullins didn't have to go higher than second gear for Henry de Bromhead's star to come home with his head in his chest.

Owners Gigginstown House Stud enjoyed further success courtesy of Disko in the Betdaq.com 25 In Free Bets Beginners Chase.

The 9-10 favourite only made one significant mistake and proved to be in a different league to his rivals, passing the post eight lengths in front of Last Goodbye.

That formed the middle leg of a treble for Noel Meade which began when Stretchingthetruth pulled out all the stops in the Free Betdaq Trading Software On betdaqtraders.com Maiden Hurdle.

The 2-5 favourite, who landed a bumper at the Festival here in the spring, was almost carried out by Bilko at the last, but both got over it and fought out a thrilling finish, with Meade's exciting prospect getting the verdict by a head.

Bel Ami De Sivola completed Meade's three-timer, and also rounded out a treble for Gigginstown, in the Cash Out With Betdaq Flat Race.

Stretchingthetruth's jockey Mark Walsh doubled up in the same colours of JP McManus when Stand Up And Fight ran out an impressive winner of the Betdaq Serious About Sport Maiden Hurdle.

The 5-2 chance cruised into the lead between the last two flights and saw off Kagney by five and a half lengths.

Definite Income (20-1) hit the deck at Cork last weekend but that has clearly left no lasting scars as she stuck her neck out to repel Conscience by half a length in the XSP Available At betdaq.com Handicap Hurdle.

Moss Grove (5-1) maintained his excellent recent form in the New betdaqtips.com Handicap Chase.

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