Barry Connell’s Good Land has a Grade One return to Leopardstown in retailer after his taking victory on the observe final week.
The lightly-raced seven-year-old had some good bumper kind to his title when making his hurdles debut at Fairyhouse in early December, however a first-fence mistake reduce that run brief as he parted methods with rider Michael O’Sullivan.
At Leopardstown on Thursday he returned to contest the Pigsback.com Maiden Hurdle, a race he dominated when making all the working and occurring to win by an unchallenged eight lengths on the road.
Connell now has a step up in calibre in thoughts for the Blue Bresil gelding, with the Grade One Nathaniel Lacy Solicitors Novice Hurdle on the agenda on the Dublin Racing Pageant in early February.
“We have been delighted with him, we knew he was a sensible horse,” the owner-trainer stated.
“He gained his bumper in Wexford very nicely and the type of that race had labored out, there have been plenty of winners that got here out of that race.
“In that Fairyhouse run he simply landed steeply after one hurdle, that was it. He was principally a non-runner in that race.
“His leaping is sweet and I don’t suppose he missed a beat in Leopardstown, he may need received in tight to 1 however was very intelligent and the remaining have been spot on.
“He’d been education nicely at dwelling so we have been anticipating him to run an enormous race, however once you go to Leopardstown for a maiden run at Christmas with all the large yards concerned – it takes a reasonably good horse to win there.
“The way wherein he gained was very spectacular. I feel he’s entitled to take his shot now on the Dublin Racing Pageant and that’s the place we’ll most likely go subsequent.
“The plan is to go for the two-mile six (furlong) race on the Dublin Racing Pageant, the Grade One.”