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Big run from Zeb over hurdles

Updated: Monday, 13 Apr 2009 15:47

Big Zeb was a comfortable winner at Fairyhouse
Big Zeb was a comfortable winner at Fairyhouse

There was a poignant winner of the King Crisps Hurdle at Fairyhouse as Big Zeb (3-1) returned to the smaller obstacles in style.

Earlier in the campaign Colm Murphy's eight-year-old had won a Grade One at Leopardstown with Matt O'Connor in the plate.
As the jockey continues to recover from a sickening fall at Thurles last month, his favourite horse was looking for a confidence boost after a blip in the Queen Mother Champion Chase at the Cheltenham Festival.

With Barry Geraghty in the saddle, he took up the running half a mile out and try as Walsh and Psycho might, they could never get on terms and went down by a length and a quarter.

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