Jack's the lad for Crowley

Paco Jack put up a determined display to hold the late challenge of Miss Fancy Pants in the Weatherbys Ireland GSB Hurdle at Fairyhouse.

Paco Jack put up a determined display to hold the late challenge of Miss Fancy Pants in the Weatherbys Ireland GSB Hurdle at Fairyhouse.

Davy Russell set sail for home before the final turn after Altnadua had set the pace, but Paco Jack was chased over the last two flights by C’Est Ca, Miss Fancy Pants and Bouchard.

After C’Est Ca fluffed his lines with a mistake at the last it was Miss Fancy Pants who was the main danger, but Paco Jack (8-1), trained by Joe Crowley, kept on gamely to prevail by a neck. C’Est Ca stuck on well for third.

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