Private purchase A Plus Tard (Kapgarde) wins the Kildare Now Beginners Chase for trainer Henry De Bromhead and owners Cheveley Park Stud.
The 4yo gelding was identified as a hot prospect having won twice over fences for trainer Dominique Bressou in France.
After an excellent second on his debut for De Bromhead at Gowran Park last month, A Plus Tard was pitched in to this beginner’s contest against some highly regarded young chasers, and turned in an excellent round of jumping under Rachael Blackmore. The son of Kapgarde tracked the early leaders before asserting himself at two out and eventually running out a comfortable 3 1/4 length winner.
After the race, his trainer said ” He did it really nicely and jumped brilliantly. He drifted a little bit right but it just seems to be a trait with him. There’s a nice race at Punchestown next month over 2m4f which could suit him”.