Mossback claims Bacardys scalp to make successful chase bow

Sunday, Nov 12 2017

Dual Grade One-winning hurdler Bacardys had to make do with minor honours in the Paddy Power Fast & Convenient Phone Betting Beginners Chase at Naas behind Mossback

Bacardys was the even-money favourite to make a winning debut over fences for Willie Mullins and Paul Townend, but a few slow leaps put him on the back foot and while he did make some inroads in the straight, he could manage only third.

Victory went to Gordon Elliott's largely unconsidered 33-1 shot Mossback, who scored by three lengths under Jack Kennedy from Snow Falcon.

Elliott, who also struck with the Kennedy-ridden Ball D'Arc in the Poplar Square Chase, said: "That was a bit of a surprise. I thought he'd want further and he does want further as he was off the bridle but kept galloping."

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