Missy Tata nets four-timer
News of the action from Naas where Missy Tata extended her winning run to four in the Fishery Lane Hurdle.
Gordon Elliott, trainer of Missy Tata
Missy Tata extended her winning run to four as she claimed a comfortable verdict in the Text Your Bet To Paddy Power On 51465 Fishery Lane Hurdle at Naas.
Gordon Elliott's charge was a winner at the Punchestown Festival back in April before adding victories at Killarney in May and Limerick last month, but this Grade Three event represented a step back up in class.
However, the four-year-old made light work of the challenge and she was well in control jumping the last, eventually come home four lengths clear of Slowmotion as the 13/8 joint-favourite.
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Willie Mullins' Koshari was was the other market leader but he failed to land a meaningful blow in the two-mile heat and finished last of the four runners.
Elliott said: "She's not a bad mare. We were thinking about going jumping fences with her but I'd say she could win plenty of prize money if we kept her over hurdles.
"Keith (Donoghue) gave her a good ride, and that's good for him, so I'm happy for him. Keith rode his first graded winner last week and that's his second in a week now."
Winner of the Grade One Christmas Hurdle at Leopardstown last year, Prince Of Scars was sent off the 9/10 favourite for Elliott and Ruby Walsh as he had his first try over fences.
However, the Noel Meade-trained Road To Respect proved a shade too good in the hands of Sean Flanagan, running out a two-and-a-half-length winner.
Elliott's General Principle made it a clean sweep of the places for Gigginstown finishing a further two and a half lengths adrift in third.
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