Flying Sadler’s Risk caps De Bromhead double

Three Stars won a Grade 3 hurdle at Navan last season

PICTURE: Patrick McCann Flying Sadler's Risk caps De Bromhead double
By Alex Wiltshire 3:57PM 13 OCT 2016

Report: Punchestown, Thursday

Irish Daily Star Chase (Grade 3), 3m1f, 5yo+

SADLER'S RISK produced a flying leap at the last to impressively win the Grade 3 Irish Daily Star Chase and provide Henry de Bromhead with a dazzling double at Punchestown, twice denying Gordon Elliott and Gigginstown.

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Buck House Novice Chase (Grade 3), 2m2f, 4yo+

HENRY DE BROMHEAD may have suffered the loss of Alan and Anne Potts's fleet, but in Three Stars he has a potentially useful novice chaser after he surged through the field to win the Buck House Novice Chase at Punchestown under Ruby Walsh.

Three Stars landed a Grade 3 novice hurdle at Navan last season, and seems to have taken the transition to fences in his stride, following up a success at Listowel last month with a convincing victory here at 3-1.

The six-year-old once again had the Gordon Elliott-trained Ball D'Arc trailing behind him, on what was a disappointing race for Elliott as 6-5 favourite Lieutenant Colonel looked uncomfortable throughout and was pulled up by David Mullins.

Walsh was riding for De Bromhead for just the fifth time in the last five years, with this his third win. He said: "He jumped spectacular, he showed a good turn of foot at Tipperary and I thought if he was on the bridle at the second last we would accelerate through and that's what happened. He jumped brilliant for a novice, brilliant."

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