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Jadanli

Jadanli held off the rallying Tarquinius to land another big prize in the Goffs Thyestes Handicap Chase at Gowran Park.

The 25-1 chance was always travelling well and seemed to have the race won when going clear at the second-last, only for Tarquinius to battle back strongly under Davy Condon and in the end the winning distance was just a head. Panther Claw ran on for third with Sole Witness fourth.

Trainer Paul Gilligan said: "It's a nice pot to win. Andrew said he was idling all the way up the straight. We put cheekpieces on him today because he's getting older and getting wiser to the game. Saying that, he's a good, tough old warrior."

He added: "He's had his problems and anytime you get a horse back to win a race, be it a Thyestes or any race, is an achievement in itself. He came back from leg trouble to win the Powers Gold Cup so we'll see how he is in the morning. All these races help, but when you are a small yard it is nearly always forgotten and that makes it better."

Tony Martin's Bog Warrior continued his impressive run of form since reverting to timber with a smooth success in the John Mulhern Galmoy Hurdle. A Grade One-winning novice chaser last season, a couple of falls in that sphere saw him lose his confidence. Wins at Fairyhouse and Punchestown had helped rebuild that, however, and Davy Russell set out to make all on the 8-11 favourite.

Ruby Walsh tracked him on Zaidpour but never looked like quite getting to the leader, except when Bog Warrior went left at the final flight. For a few brief moments Walsh sensed he had a chance but Bog Warrior soon got going again to win by three and a quarter lengths.

Paddy Power cut him to 10-1 from 12s for the World Hurdle, and Russell told At The Races: "He did what we thought he'd do. He was a bit in-and-out with his jumping over fences but he's a much easier horse to ride now. He retains all his ability and he's just a high-class horse really.

"He has such a huge stride it is pointless trying to control that and it's very hard to know how fast you are going when you are in front, and when he meets a hurdle right he jumps very well.

"Obviously the World Hurdle is an option, the others are the Ryanair and the Gold Cup. He does jump very well but at that sort of level his jumping might suffer in the hustle and bustle.

"With Big Buck's out everyone is tempted by the World Hurdle and there's no doubt he's good enough. Cheltenham good ground is very safe and that is probably the place to try it."

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