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A costly error at the last by Realt Dubh let in Days Hotel to land the paddypower.com Chase

Updated: Sunday, 24 Feb 2013 17:09 | Comments

Days Hotel, seen here on his way to victory over Lucky William, had a little fortune on his way to victory at Naas this afternoon
Days Hotel, seen here on his way to victory over Lucky William, had a little fortune on his way to victory at Naas this afternoon

A costly error at the last by Realt Dubh let in Days Hotel to land the paddypower.com Chase.

Paul Carberry brought Realt Dubh with what look a well-timed run to challenge the long-time leader, but he met the final obstacle all wrong.

That left Andrew Lynch on Days Hotel (5-2), trained by Henry de Bromhead, to come home clear. Realt Dubh was still second ahead of Call The Police.

De Bromhead said of his six-length winner: "His jumping won it for him and he had to do it the hard way. He set a good gallop and jumped well all the way.

"I'm delighted for the owner (James Treacy) as he's been great since he came back from injury. That's two Grade Twos he's won now and he keeps improving.

"The Normans Grove at Fairyhouse (2 April) is probably the obvious one now, especially if he gets some ease in the ground.

"The Kinloch Brae at Thurles was too far on heavy ground but I wouldn't mind stepping him up in trip again on better ground."

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