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Jenari steals the show as Harrington lords it at Naas

JESSICA Harrington dominated proceedings from afar at Naas as she had a treble while looking for future stars at Newmarket sales .

Arguably the highlight of the hat-trick was the victory of Jenari in an informative Weatherbys Ireland GSB Beginners Chase.

Jenari looked booked for minor honours at best turning into the straight as Far Away So Close was tracked by Mount Benbulben and Dylan Ross.

Not for the first time, however, Dylan Ross began to tread water close home and Jenari (9/2) stayed on powerfully to win, going away by a length and a quarter. Frank Berry, racing manager to owner JP McManus, said: "That was grand first time. He popped away grand. We'll look for a winners of one somewhere. He handled conditions well and we'll stick to two miles for the time being."

Jockey Robbie Power also won the DSM Demolition Supporting Kildare GAA Hurdle on Harrington's Maller Tree (9/2). "He quickened up real well and I was delighted with him, he's been working well at home and I'd say he's a better horse this year than he was last year," said Power.

Barry Geraghty won on his only ride of the day on Harrington's Jezki (7/4), making his debut over obstacles in the O'Callaghan Hotels Supporting Kildare GAA Maiden Hurdle.

"He was a good bumper horse, he won two and ran well at Cheltenham," said Geraghty.

"I'd say that race didn't really suit him as he was a bit novicey over the first few but he jumped the last four really well. I felt I was going to win easy going to last but he was a little bit deliberate and Davy (Russell) got away from me a little bit but once I got stuck into him I got away with it."

Shark Hanlon's Hidden Cyclone claimed the Murray Spelman Insurance Supporting Kildare GAA Poplar Square Chase, fuelling big-race dreams in the process.

Always held in the highest regard by Hanlon, the seven-year-old had been off the track since meeting only his second career defeat behind the top-class Sir Des Champs at Leopardstown in January. "He hadn't run for nine months so he wouldn't have been spot on for this. He'll improve in his fitness and jumping," said Hanlon. "He's won twice at Leopardstown so there's no reason we wouldn't go for the Lexus."


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