Le Richebourg took his unbeaten record over fences to two with a likeable victory in the Like A Butterfly Novice Chase at Tipperary.
Successful at Listowel four weeks, the Joseph O’Brien-trained five-year-old had no problem tackling Grade Three company.
The 11-8 favourite was produced by Barry Geraghty to lead before the final fence and go on to score by seven lengths from Robin Des Foret.
“That was great and he came on a bit from Listowel. He likes that nice ground and Barry said he jumped great and you couldn’t ask for much more,” said Frank Berry, racing manager to owner JP McManus, who sponsored the race.
“He was doing his best work at the finish of his races over hurdles, so I’d have been surprised if he didn’t get two-mile-four and he could even step up further.
“We’ll keep to that trip for the minute and we’ll look at some of the good races coming up in the next few weeks.
“You could only be pleased with him and he has a good old technique.”