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Dream Conti

Dream Conti put up a nice performance to land the two-and-a-half-mile beginners’ chase.

Prominent from early, the Lauro gelding jumped his way to the front under Mark Walsh over the second last fence on the first circuit, and he continued to jump and travel really well in front, stretching his field out down the back straight.  He was still on the bridle as they left the back straight and, if there was a slight concern, it was that he was doing plenty in front, and he did look in trouble when he got in tight to the final fence and Demain Des L’Aube headed him on the near side.  Noel Meade’s horse rallied gamely for Mark Walsh however, showing a really willing attitude to get back up and win by a half a length.

There was a lot to like about this performance from the Gigginstown House horse.  Strong in the market beforehand, he travelled and jumped well throughout, and he showed a really willing attitude after he had been headed.  He was a decent novice hurdler last season, but it was always likely that he was going to make up into an even better chaser and this was a good start in that regard.  It appeared that he really enjoy his jumping.  Winner of his only bumper, this was just his eighth race under all codes, and it was his chasing debut, and he is only six.  He should be able to go on from this now, and he could do even better as he steps up in trip. He is entered in a Grade 3 novices’ chase at Cork this Sunday, and he will be of interest in that if he takes his chance.

Cork, 20th October 2019