Bryan Cooper back with a winner
Bryan Cooper made a winning return to action when Avenir D'Une Vie claimed the opening race at Fairyhouse.
Bryan Cooper returned with a winner at Fairyhouse
Out of action since breaking an arm in a fall at the same track on October 8, his fitness was not tested on the 9-10 favourite.
Now in the care of Henry de Bromhead, having been part of a draft of Gigginstown horses removed from Willie Mullins' yard, Avenir D'Une Vie coasted through the race like an odds-on shot should.
A classy bumper performer last term for Mullins, his jumping was slick and no other result looked likely at any stage.
Mullins' new recruit Aussie Reigns, a decent performer on the level a couple of years ago, ran on to be a never-nearer second, beaten five lengths, while the well-backed Accordion Legacy claimed each-way money in third.
De Bromhead said: "We knew on his bumper form that he was a class horse, and he jumped really well.
"He coped well with that two miles but a step up in trip would not bother him.
"He obviously loves jumping. I'll have to speak to Michael and Eddie (O'Leary, of Gigginstown) before deciding where he goes next."
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