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Tiara looks special on chasing debut

Kayf Tara five-year-old triumphs in beginners' chase at Ballinrobe
25 September 2012

 

The National Hunt season is only young but Kayf Tara boosted his tally of winners on Monday with beginners’ chase victor Special Tiara, who landed the 2m1f event at Ballinrobe from Plan A, who was fourth in the County Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival.

Now five, Special Tiara, bred in Britain by David Young, was the first foal of the unraced Bob Back mare Special Choice, who is a half-sister to Grade 3 chase winner Royal Choice. He is trained by Henry de Bromhead, who also guided Royal Choice to her four victories.

With one runner-up finish in a point-to-point last year, Special Tiara started his campaign under rules in May and was second twice over hurdles before winning a maiden hurdle by five lengths at Kilbeggan in July.

He made much of the running on his first start over fences and, bar one blunder, looked to have risen to the challenge with aplomb. Winning jockey Philip Enright told the Racing Post: “He jumped brilliantly apart from that. He just gallops away and is a real two-miler. He can go quick and he sickened the other horses with how quick he can go.”