Chris’s Dream lands Troytown Chase at Navan
Chris warranted market optimism because he ran out a winner of this Ladbrokes Troytown Handicap Chase.
Founded by Henry de Bromhead, Robbie Power gave Chris’s Fantasy a peach of a journey, prior to sending a perfectly-timed challenge to grab the 59,000 euros initial prize settling off the speed through the early stages.
They were lining up to challenge him to jump, although last year’s second Mr Diablo was prominent throughout a lot of the trip.
Chris’s Fantasy (9-2) had been making effortless progress in behind, seizing control in the second-last as Fitzhenry tried to go along with him.
The favorite jumped to pull nine and a half lengths clear in the point and extended clear After Power gave the sign coming into the last.
Fitzhenry maintained on for instant a seven and a half lengths back in second and second Space Cadet fourth.
The Fantasy of chris has been a Grade Two winner over distance and course in February, but he fell short at Grade One degree at Aintree and Punchestown.
De Bromhead said:”Brian (Acheson, proprietor ) suggested this raceand it created a lot of sense. Robbie was brilliant on him, and he is a horse that is very good.
“His form tailed off a little last season, so we will have to watch that, and it seems he does not want too much rushing. We moved to Aintree filled with confidence, and he was well beaten – then he ran no kind of race in Punchestown.
“Christmas will likely come too soon, so perhaps we’ll look at something similar to the Thyestes -but to tell the truth, I have not actually looked beyond today.”