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Peter Fahey has not been training long but he looks to have a decent performer in Shop DJ after she waltzed away with the Irish Thoroughbred Breeders Association Fillies Scheme EBF Mares Hurdle at Punchestown.

Third in a valuable event at Newbury and also in a Grade Two at Fairyhouse last time out, the 7-1 shot took up the running turning into the straight and drew clear to win by 13 lengths under Davy Russell.

"It's great to get this big win. She has been knocking on the door all year," said Fahey

"We kept her fresh after Fairyhouse and it paid off today. I couldn't believe how far she won. That's her ground. She'll go over fences next season."

Freneys Well won the Irish Field Chase for the third successive year, but he was a fortunate victor in an eventful race.

Enda Bolger's veteran looked booked for second as Theroadtocroker went clear approaching the last, but Denis Murphy's representative - who ran out on Tuesday when holding every chance - crashed out to subject his connections to another disappointment.

Conversely, the joy etched on Nina Carberry's face after she pulled up on Freneys Well (5-1), who beat stablemate Zest For Life by a length and three-quarters, showed she knew how lucky she had been.

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Bolger said: "It was hard luck on the Murphy horse, but Nina was in the right place at the right time. We will try to repeat the dose again next year."

The John Hanlon-trained Truckers Delight (11-1) led going to the final flight under Conor O'Farrell before resisting Barker's late bid by a length and three-quarters in the www.thetote.com Handicap Hurdle.


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