Riviere D’etel ran her rivals into the bottom with a powerful all-the-way win within the Grade Two BetVictor On line casino Novice Chase at Punchestown.
Making the most of the burden allowances, the four-year-old filly romped dwelling 21 lengths away from the 8-11 favorite Cape Gentleman, who was conceding 18lb to the winner.
Denis O’Regan made his intentions clear from the beginning as he kicked Riviere D’etel (9-4) into the lead from flag fall. Cape Gentleman was at all times in second place, maintaining tabs on the Gordon Elliott-trained chief.
When it seemed as if Cape Gentleman would mount a severe problem, Riviere D’etel pulled away to win in convincing trend and again up her chasing debut success at Fairyhouse final month.
“I believed she was excellent. She jumped nicely and Denis gave her a very good journey, she’s a pleasant mare,” stated Elliott.
“We stated we would let her stride alongside and use all of the allowances. She may need received with 10lb extra, whether or not she would have received with 18lb extra I do not know, however she received very nicely.
“There’s a mares’ race in Cork in a number of weeks (Grade Two Lombardstown Chase on December 5) and there may be additionally a novice chase in Navan (December 18).
“I would not rule something out along with her and we’ll maintain all our choices open.”
Riviere D’etel was minimize to 14-1 from 33-1 for the Arkle Trophy on the Cheltenham Pageant with Betfair.
French Dynamite took full benefit of the absence of Bob Olinger to report a powerful success within the BetVictor Loyalty Membership Newcomers Chase.
Henry de Bromhead’s Bob Olinger was attributable to make his eagerly-awaited debut over fences, however the Cheltenham Pageant winner was dominated out with a stone bruise.
That left French Dynamite because the even-money favorite in the identical colors of Robcour, and the end result was by no means doubtful from a way out.
Fourth within the Champion Stayers Hurdle at Punchestown, the Mouse Morris-trained six-year-old had confronted a stiff process on his chasing bow in a Grade Three received by Cape Gentleman at Cork final month – however confirmed the advantage of that have had not been misplaced on him.
Morris stated: “That was good and he is progressing properly. He has a bit to study but, however he is going the best means.
“He isn’t within the Drinmore and will not run there. I would not thoughts getting one other run into him someplace earlier than Christmas.
“The programme shouldn’t be very conducive to staying chasers. We’ll take a look at perhaps travelling.
“He loves that floor and Darragh (O’Keeffe) stated his leaping was superior.”