Prime-class bumper performer Kilcruit was crushed into second on his hurdling debut regardless of being the 1/14 favorite at Cork.
The Willie Mullins-trained six-year-old gained three of his 4 begins in Nationwide Hunt Flat races final time period, the one defeat coming when crushed by half a size by Sir Gerhard within the Weatherbys Champion Bumper at Cheltenham in March.
He went on to take Grade One glory at Punchestown in April and was duly despatched off the 1/14 market chief on his seasonal reappearance in division one of many Comply with Us On Instagram Maiden Hurdle.
Nevertheless, the writing was on the wall when he made a mistake three flights from the end and victory went to six/1 likelihood Largy Debut for coach Henry De Bromhead and jockey Keith Donoghue.
Sean O’Keeffe took the trip for the primary time on Kilcruit and he was to the fore from the outset, maintaining Largy Debut and Sharp Focus firm in a trio who raced nicely forward of the remainder of the sector.
Largy Debut and Kilcruit had it between them from midway down the again straight, however the lengthy odds-on favorite was by no means fairly capable of get on phrases and after the error three-out he discovered valuable little for stress within the straight.
Largy Debut, additionally making his hurdling debut and reappearing after 631 days off the observe, stayed on nicely to win by 10 lengths, with Kilcruit a laboured second and Sharp Focus (14/1) an extra 24 lengths again in third.
Sky Guess reacted by pushing Kilcruit out to six/1 from 4/1 for the Sky Guess Supreme Novices’ Hurdle, whereas shortening Jonbon to 9/4 from 3/1.
There was a brighter final result to division two of the identical occasion for Mullins and O’Keeffe, whose Dysart Dynamo gained in good fashion because the 8/13 favorite.
Dysart Dynamo was additionally a promising bumper horse, successful at Clonmel at Punchestown within the spring, and appears a really good hurdling recruit based mostly on this proof.
Sky Guess reacted by making him 10/1 (from 16/1) for the Sky Guess Supreme Novices’ Hurdle and 12/1 (from 16/1) for the Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle on the Cheltenham Pageant.