The incident proves yet again that our security agencies never tire of playing a game of one- upmanship
The 2m4f Punchestown event was first run under its present title in 1997 and has been won since by many big-name chasers, including Dorans Pride, Imperial Call, Native Upmanship
, Florida Pearl, Kicking King and The Listener.
The seven probable runners are Back In Front (Paddy Flood)' Beef Or Salmon (Timmy Murphy)' Forget The Past (Barry Geraghty)' Hi Cloy (Andrew McNamara)' Native Upmanship
(David Casey)' War Of Attrition (Conor O'Dwyer)' Watson Lake (Paul Carberry).
Isio was six lengths back in second and Native Upmanship
13 lengths adrift in third.
THE 11-year-old Native Upmanship
bids for a third consecutive success in the Grade 2 Kinloch Brae Chase at Thurles this afternoon.
Although he was only third in the Queen Mother Champion Chase at the Cheltenham Festival, he was the first British horse home behind the Irish one-two Moscow Flyer and Native Upmanship
. And he is excused a below par effort in the Martell Cognac Melling Chase over two and a half miles at Aintree when he was fourth to Native Upmanship
With a warning from trainer Francois Doumen that First Gold will need the run, Native Upmanship
seems a more practical wager.
suffered a shock defeat at Naas when failing to catch front-running Copernicus.
And in the process of winning the John Durkan Memorial Chase under Paul Carberry the gelding also exacted revenge on Native Upmanship
, who had beaten him by a head in the same contest last year.
But in a one upmanship
, the administration bill provides for the overage to be applied so that no class tax rate is more than last year's tax rate.
Cashmans: Evs War Of Attrition, 5-2 Beef Or Salmon, 4 Forget The Past, 8 Hi Cloy, 16 Watson Lake, 200 Native Upmanship
puts the finishing touches to his Cheltenham Festival preparation at Naas (2.50) tomorrow.