Private purchase Mitchouka (Creachadoir) wins on just his second start over hurdles for Gordon Elliott and owners Gigginstown House Stud.
Having finished a promising second on his hurdles debut Thurles in October hopes were high here that Mitchouka could go one better here under Davy Russell.
The market reflected the confidence of connections, with Elliott’s charge jumping off a strong 1/5 favourite. Settling well behind the early leader, he showed a strong cruising speed throughout, and quickened well after the last flight to run out a dominant 10 length winner.
After the race his trainer said ” He did it nicely. He came on a good bit from the last run and he’ll come back here for the Grade 3 next month”.