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Jeff Kidder follows up Cheltenham win at Fairyhouse | Racing Information

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Cheltenham Pageant hero Jeff Kidder adopted up within the Rathbarry And Glenview Studs Juvenile Hurdle at Fairyhouse.

A winner over the course and distance earlier within the marketing campaign, Noel Meade’s cost was final seen springing an 80-1 shock within the Boodles Juvenile Handicap Hurdle within the Cotswolds final month.

Regardless of that big-race triumph, Jeff Kidder was second-best out there for this Grade Two contest at 5-1, with the beforehand unbeaten Teahupoo all the fad because the 4-7 market chief.

It changed into a straight shootout between the 2 from early within the residence straight – and whereas Teahupoo loomed up trying an enormous menace, Jeff Kidder already getting the higher of the argument when the odds-on shot produced an untidy leap on the closing flight.

In the long run Sean Flanagan’s mount show his Cheltenham success was no fluke with a decisive three-length verdict.

“He is bettering on a regular basis,” mentioned Meade.

“We gave him a bit break after he ran within the Grade Two in Leopardstown at Christmas and I used to be really apprehensive if I might left him off too lengthy, however clearly it was excellent. We simply let him out and in and let him get pleasure from himself.

“If he ever learns leap the whole thing of them he’ll be grand – he solely jumped half of them.

“I might say he was very weak final 12 months and is beginning to get a bit stronger.”

On future plans, he added: “If he by no means does any extra he is finished so much, however hopefully he’ll do extra.

“I am unable to see any motive why he will not run in Punchestown now within the Grade One and the plan was to run on the Flat through the summer time. Colin (Keane) mentioned to me final 12 months ‘whenever you get him over two miles, he’ll win a Cesarewitch for you’.

“Off 68 he ought to have the ability to win a Flat race someplace, you’d think about.”



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