Royal rules in Limerick

Royal Reveille landed the odds in some style to make it four wins from five starts in the Greenmount Park Novice Hurdle at Limerick.

Royal Reveille landed the odds in some style to make it four wins from five starts in the Greenmount Park Novice Hurdle at Limerick.

The 4-6 shot made all the running in the hands of Ruby Walsh, who enjoyed an easy success for his father, trainer Ted Walsh.

The hot-pot was always in control and had 12 lengths to spare over Resolute Bay, who was always in second place in a five-runner field.

"He did it well and he was entitled to win like that, the handicapper got it right," said Walsh senior.

"He might go for a Grade Three, three-mile novice hurdle at Cork next (on November 6)."

Muirhead (10-1) won a dramatic race for the Ladbrokes.com Munster National.

Paul Carberry oozed confidence on the Noel Meade-trained eight-year-old to challenge Bideford Legend in the straight and pull away to win by a length and three-quarters with Uncle Junior third.

The first of the two fences in the straight was omitted after mayhem at what was the first obstacle.

Glenstal Abbey fell, bringing down Tinakellylad and For A Finish.

Casey Top made the running but could not keep up the gallop for all of the three miles while last year's winner Golden Kite unseated his rider at the fifth last when still in contention.

Meade said: "I don't know how he got through those fallers at the first. They seemed to come down right in front of him. We got the luck there.

"He has very little mileage over fences. The Kerry National was the plan all along but the ground got heavy for him so we said we would come here instead. He doesn't like the ground too heavy.

"The Troytown Chase at Navan is a possibility now or the Hennessy in England, the handicapper is hardly going to be too easy on him.

"We spent a whole season with him trying to make him a champion hurdler where he was beaten in a lot of races."

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