Smooth Monksfield win for Fury Road
Fury Road secured an effortless success in the”Monksfield” Novice Hurdle at Navan.
When Abacadabras, the winner Gordon Elliott inmate, was withdrawn on Sunday afternoon the Grade Three occasion lost a lot of its sheen – departing Fury Road to be shipped off the favourite.
Fury Road was an 18-length winner in his start over hurdles at Down Royal in the start of the month, also jockey Davy Russell was full of optimism from the off.
He was well in command to jump – and – Fury Road cantered home 10 lengths clear, firmly to the bridle.
Elliott may look at a step up in excursion for the Gigginstown House winner, although the Grade One Lawlor’s of Naas Novice Hurdle over two and a half miles on January 5 is another choice.
He explained:”It was simple, as it ought to have been, however, he is a nice horse and can be far much better than that sort.
“He might step straight out to 3 miles if we desired, and he jumps really well.
“He can opt for the three-mile race at Limerick or even the Lawlor’s race at Naas. He’s a big, staying horse”