Private purchase Fusain (Lord Du Sud) wins in impressive style at Kilbeggan for Henry De Bromhead and owners Robcour.
Placed on his only start in France, he had some creditable form last season including a second place finish at Navan and a fifth to the useful Cedarwood Road at Leopardstown’s Chrismas meeting.
Here, he jumped fluently throughout and travelled like the best horse in the race justifying his heavy odds on favouritism. He took a lead before the third from home and powered clear of the field after that flight to win unchallenged and eased down by 12 lengths.
The wining rider said: “You couldn’t ask for any more. He was as straight as you’d want, jumped like a buck and travelled all the way to the line.
“He was much the better horse. He’ll improve from that and we’ll see where he goes from here now.
“During the winter he was running against some good horses in good maidens and today was a bit of a step down.
“I felt we were going plenty quick enough and I was just creeping away and getting closer. As soon as I got upsides the other horse he found another gear and went on again. I was very happy with him.
“He had a good blow coming in so there is plenty more improvement in him.”