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  • Treble Tops For Russell

Irish Stallion Farms E.B.F. Beginners Chase 2m 1f

  • (4yo+, 2m 1f, 7 runners)
  • Winner €10,694 2nd €2,480 3rd €1,085 4th €620
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 4m 54.20s
  • Off time: 14:58:08
  • Last Updated: November 25 2012, 15:49 GMT

Davy Russell and Gigginstown Stud completed Navan trebles when Sword Of Destiny took the beginners chase in fine style.

Sword Of Destiny: Completed big treble for owner and jockey
Sword Of Destiny: Completed big treble for owner and jockey

Although five horses had a chance approaching the last, Russell's partner (5-4 favourite) was going by far the better of the quintet.

Darwins Fox held an advantage early on the run-in, but Sword Of Destiny breezed past that rival to collect in some style.

Cheltenham Festival winner Alderwood made a promising chasing debut for the Tom Mullins team, but slipped up on the flat close home.

Winning trainer Noel Meade said: "He had such a hard race the last day (Punchestown, October 31) that we had to go easy on him.

"I decided to come back in trip and it worked out on that ground. I think this is a hell of a horse and he was unlucky the last day.

"The original plan was to go for the Drinmore (Fairyhouse, December 2) had he won at Punchestown, but I'm not sure where he will go now. We will have to see how he fits in with the other Gigginstown horses."