William Hill: Evs War Of Attrition, 3 Beef Or Salmon, 7-2 Forget The Past, 12 Hi Cloy, 14 Watson Lake, 16 Back In Front, 66 Native Upmanship
Cashmans: Evens War Of Attrition' 5/2 Beef Or Salmon' 4/1 Forget The Past' 8/1 Hi Cloy '16/1 Watson Lake' 200/1 Native Upmanship
No doubt First Gold is being primed for another tilt at the King George on Boxing Day, but with fitness, and the two and a half mile trip in his favour, Native Upmanship
made the opposition look ordinary over this two-and-a-half miles, and the supremely confident O'Dwyer eased the Arthur Moore-trained gelding into the lead at the last fence.
He won with Royal Plaisir (7-2), Finians Ivy (7-2), Megsie Here (7-2), Mattie Mac (5-2), Mistletoeandwine (6-4), Native Upmanship
(5-4 nap) and Solerina (8-11) to give a e94.
However, Florida Pearl maintained a relentless gallop to prevail by three lengths from Native Upmanship
with the winner's stablemate Alexander Banquet 12 lengths further away in third.
At this early stage in his comeback, Nick Dundee may have to concede best to Native Upmanship
, who is also owned by Mrs John Magnier.
With regular partner Conor O'Dwyer on Hardy Eustace, Native Upmanship
, who has not run over hurdles since landing a Grade 1 novice event over today's course and distance at the 1999 Festival meeting, has David Casey on board for the first time.
IT should be a case of one Upmanship
on the second day at Aintree.
Doubts over the nine-year-old's jumping technique were silenced as he hammered Native Upmanship
(12-1) by seven lengths with Cenkos (7-1) a further three lengths back in third.
is napped to floor the talented French raider First Gold in today's John Durkan Memorial Punchestown Chase.
Arthur Moore is responsible for three of them headed by the highly-rated Native Upmanship
, an easy winner at Navan last time, who is 6-1 second favourite.
Last year's fourth Native Upmanship
tries again, while Jim and Hi Cloy, first and second at Galway last time, do battle once more.
And the veteran Native Upmanship
, a multiple winner at the top level and arguably at his best over two and a half miles, is scheduled to make his seasonal debut on Sunday.
Top Irish runner Native Upmanship
also tackles the three-mile trip for trainer Arthur Moore and the field is completed by promising French representative Douze Douze from Guillaume Macaire's yard.