Enda Bolger's Gilgamboa defied his inexperience to win the fiercely competitive Boylesports.com Hurdle.
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Having just his fourth start under Rules, the JP McManus-owned six-year-old was in the perfect position throughout for Mark Walsh.
Turning in he had just Flaxen Flare in front of him but then the Tony Martin-trained favourite Quick Jack loomed up looking a huge threat.
His run flattened out, though, and Gilgamboa (10/1) stuck on well to win going away from Flaxen Flare.
Bolger said: "He's an exciting horse. We started off point-to-pointing with him in Lemonfield on JT's (John Thomas McNamara) day and then we decided we'd go to Galway with him and he just kept on improving - that was only his fourth race.
"He's named after a very good friend of Kieran McManus's, Gil in America, and he's looking in as well so it's great.
"I'm delighted for JP - the reason I'm here is because of him. We'll consider Cheltenham, but today was the plan really and it worked out."
Walsh said: "Everything went perfect. I got out nice and handy, and got a nice bit of light for him.
"I was always happy with where I was. He travelled brilliantly, hands and heels, and took it up into the straight - he was so professional for a horse only having his fourth run.
"Enda has done a brilliant job with him - he has improved with every run. He's a pleasure to ride."