Owner Barry Connell felt The Tullow Tank fully deserved to be supplemented for Sunday’s Bar One Racing Royal Bond Novice Hurdle at Fairyhouse.
Trained by Philip Fenton, the five-year-old showed a smart turn of foot to beat the highly-regarded Turnandgo at Naas earlier this month.
Having run in a couple of hurdle races last season before going back to win a bumper, Connell feels that extra experience will stand him in good stead.
“He just got caught in a pocket the last day and we thought he was beaten,” said Connell.
“Thankfully he got out, though, and showed a nice turn of foot to win.
“In Ireland you can run over hurdles twice and still go back and run in a bumper and I think that experience he gained running in good races was invaluable. His bumper form was also very strong and I felt he deserved to take his chance.”
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