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Idas Boy

It could also be worthwhile following Idas Boy. Noel Meade’s horse did well to get as close to the talented El Barra in the Grade 3 novices’ chase run over two and a half miles, a distance that is probably close to the winner’s optimum, and probably on the sharp side for Idas Boy.

The Gigginstown House horse was a good staying novice hurdler last season. He won his maiden at Thurles over two miles and seven furlongs in early November, and he ran Churchstonewarrior to a half a length over the same course and distance two weeks later. He was impressive in winning his beginners’ chase over last Sunday’s course and distance on his chasing bow last month, but he could do even better if and when he steps back up in trip. He could be a fair bit better as a chaser than as a hurdler, and he goes well on will be of interest when he steps up in trip over fences. He goes well on goodish ground too, and he could be an interesting horse for some good staying novice or handicap chases in the spring.
Cork, 6th November 2022