Thedevilscoachman (Elusive Pimpernel ex Hagawi) landed the Finlays Ford Grade 3 Novice Chase at Naas yesterday for trainer Noel Meade after a steward’s inquiry.
Bred by Robert Long, Thedevilscoachman has been ultra consistent for his owner JP Mc Manus with options in all the big chases in the coming festivals.
Post race Trainer Noel Meade commented “He jumped great today, Bryan rode him around Navan the other day and he was brilliant. He jumped a round of the track there and quickened up over the last three, he was really good. I was keen that if Mark (Walsh, injured) wasn’t able to ride him that Bryan would ride because he did jump very well for him.”
Elusive Pimpernel’s first Irish National Stud bred crops are now 3, 4 and 5 year olds.
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