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Argocat

Tom Taaffe's Argocat ran out a wide-margin winner of the Greenmount Park Novice Chase at Limerick.

The Willie Mullins-trained Mikael D'Haguenet was sent off the odds-on favourite for the Grade Two contest after finally breaking his duck over fences at Punchestown earlier this month, but he and Emmet Mullins hit the turf at one of the fences going down the back straight.

Previous course winner Argocat (9-4) moved sweetly into contention rounding the home turn and swept clear under Andrew McNamara, who could afford to ease down on his mount after a slight mistake at the final fence.

Snooze was eight lengths back in second, just denying Far Away So Close the runner-up spot.

Taaffe said: "He has come a long way from winning his two-year-old mile maiden at Newmarket to running on this type of ground over fences. He's a resolute and hardy type, though.

"He jumped particularly well today, apart from the obvious mistake at the last, but it was good to see him get his legs out so quickly to stand up from the mistake.

"I don't see any benefit to running him between now and Cheltenham in March, especially on more heavy ground, and he'll probably go straight for the Jewson Novices' Chase.

"The reason I started him off so early over fences this year was to get some better ground for him and he'll get a little break now."

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