Attribution shows will to win

More from Naas where Attribution opened his account over fences in the Ballymore Pipers Hill Supporting Kildare GAA Beginners Chase.

Henry de Bromhead's Attribution won at Naas

Attribution knuckled down to open his account over fences in the Ballymore Pipers Hill Supporting Kildare GAA Beginners Chase.

Henry de Bromhead's high-class hurdler finished runner-up to Ordinary World on his chasing debut at Fairyhouse last month and was the even-money favourite to go one better under Barry Geraghty.

It was hard work for the market leader, with O Ceallaigh and Minella Scamp both in with every chance at the final fence, but Attribution showed a willing attitude to see off the latter by a length and a quarter.

De Bromhead said: "Barry said he got a bit of a fright at the ditch but he jumped well after that. I thought he was in trouble after the second-last, but Barry said he snapped into the bridle again.

"It's nice to win his beginners chase. He could go for a novice at Navan next month, and there is a winners race back here in January, but I'll have to discuss it with Michael and Eddie (O'Leary)."

Sir Scorpion was a 13/2 winner of the Paddy Osborne Memorial Brown Lad Handicap Hurdle for trainer Tom Mullins and jockey Mark Walsh.

Mullins said: "He's summered well and seems a lot stronger than he was.

"He was placed last season without winning.

"I'd say the ground doesn't really matter to him."

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