Fitz Powers home at Fairyhouse
Published 20/04/2014 | 17:32
Rebel Fitz took advantage of Ballycasey's untimely fall to lift the Powers Gold Cup at Fairyhouse.
Ballycasey attempted to make all the running for trainer Willie Mulins and was still in front when coming down at the second last, following his stablemate Mozoltov who had taken a tumble just after halfway.
That left Rebel Fitz (2-1) in the lead under Barry Geraghty and Michael Winters' consistent nine-year-old jumped the last in style to beat his remaining rival Bright New Dawn readily by 15 lengths.
Rebel Fitz had been under pressure from some way out but was just about to draw level with Ballycasey when the favourite took a tumble.
Winters said: "He came off the bridle like he did at Mallow (Cork) the last time and he had to stretch at a few fences down the back.
"My horses have not been flying for the last six months and I'd say there's more to come from him.
"We'll give him a couple of weeks off now. We may go for the Grimes Hurdle at Tipperary and the Galway Plate could be a possibility."