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Dedigout

Tony Martin was pleased with the performance in Dedigout after he finished a distant second to Arvika Ligeonniere in Sunday's Drinmore Novice Chase at Fairyhouse.

Dedigout was sent off the even-money favourite to claim the Grade One prize following a bloodless chasing debut success at Punchestown, but was unable to reel in Arvika Ligeonniere, who turned in an incredible front-running performance.

"He ran well and the winner is obviously a very good horse who has always been held in high regard by Willie Mullins. There is no disgrace in finishing second to him," said Martin.

"Our horse looks like he'll stay three miles all right and we know heavy ground isn't a problem for him either. He seems fine this morning but we'll just see how he is over the next few weeks, enter him up at Christmas and see how we go."

Martin was even more delighted with the weekend performance of stable star Bog Warrior, who barely came off the bridle when scoring over hurdles on Saturday.

The eight-year-old won last year's Drinmore but a heavy fall last Christmas led to a disappointing end to the season. He was in the process of running well on his reappearance at Down Royal until falling at the final fence and Martin hopes a confidence-boosting win over the smaller obstacles will have done him the world of good.

"He's just a very good horse. He was unlucky last year as you don't get over falls like he had quickly," said Martin.

"We've taken our time with him and we were delighted with him on Saturday. There doesn't seem to be a bother on him.

"He was running a good race in the north (Down Royal) the time before and just got tired, so it was nice to see him do what he did the other day. I don't know where he'll go next. We'll just go easy with him and see."

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