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Cat claims Limerick spoils

Updated: Wednesday, 26 Dec 2012 14:24 | Comments

Argocat won the Greenmount Park Novice Chase by eight lengths
Argocat won the Greenmount Park Novice Chase by eight lengths

Tom Taaffe's Argocat ran out a wide-margin winner of the Greenmount Park Novice Chase at Limerick.

The Willie Mullins-trained Mikael D'Haguenet was sent off the odds-on favourite for the Grade Two contest after finally breaking his duck over fences at Punchestown earlier this month, but he and Emmet Mullins hit the turf at one of the fences going down the back straight.

Previous course winner Argocat (9-4) moved sweetly into contention rounding the home turn and swept clear under Andrew McNamara, who could afford to ease down on his mount after a slight mistake at the final fence.

Snooze was eight lengths back in second, just denying Far Away So Close the runner-up spot.

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