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Gordon Elliott's Roi Du Mee completes back-to-back in the Star 'Best For Racing Coverage' Chase at Punchestown

Updated: Thursday, 18 Oct 2012 17:09

Roi Du Mee proved to be imperious yet again at the Co Kildare venue
Roi Du Mee proved to be imperious yet again at the Co Kildare venue

Roi Du Mee (6-1) won the Star 'Best For Racing Coverage' Chase for the second year running with a pillar-to-post success at Punchestown

Gordon Elliott's charge had the benefit of a recent outing and Paul Carberry made full use of his mount's race fitness.

The evens favourite Joncol tried to close but ran out of steam from the last in his first race since December. That left Magnanimity, in the same Gigginstown House Stud colours as Roi Du Mee, to take second place some five lengths behind the winner.

Elliott said afterwards: "We knew he was fit enough after running at Gowran and we had him right today.

"If we were ever going to beat them it was today. We told Paul to jump out and nick a few lengths at the start. It worked out well.
"He's a small horse but he's got a big heart and loves soft ground. He just hasn't got the scope for those Grade Ones and Twos but he's good enough to pick up one or two Grade Threes on his way.
"We probably won't be as hard on him as last year. We will pick and choose."

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