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Mighty Potter

Mighty Potter did well to get as close as he did in the Royal Bond Hurdle at Fairyhouse last Sunday. A little keen in the middle of the seven-runner field early on, fourth or fifth, he was wider than ideal as they raced to the home turn as all seven runners closed up. Four wide as they rounded the home turn, he got a little tapped for toe as they leaders quickened. Only sixth jumping the second last flight, he started to stay on towards the far side for Bryan Cooper. Still only fifth jumping the last, he finished off his race best of all to take third place, just over a length behind Statuaire and My Mate Mozzie, and he would have been even closer if he hadn’t had to switch on the run-in.

Winner of his bumper on his racecourse debut at Punchestown last March, Gordon Elliott’s horse was a really impressive winner of his maiden hurdle at Down Royal at the end of October on his hurdling bow, and this was a good step forward from that. It was just his second run over hurdles, and just his third run under all codes, so it is probable that he will progress for the experience. A half-brother to two talented Mouse Morris-trained horses French Dynamite and Indiana Jones, he should also do better off a faster pace, and he could step up in trip in time. He is only four, he was one of just two four-year-olds in Sunday’s race, and he remains an exciting prospect.
Fairyhouse, 29th November 2021