One of the very few major jumping prizes in the calendar to have eluded J.P. McManus’ grasp finally came the champion owner’s way as Thomas Edison was produced to perfection by Tony Martin to claim the Guinness Galway Hurdle.

The seven-year-old, who was giving Tony McCoy his second win in the race, came into this race with just a Bellewstown maiden hurdle win in July 2012 to show from his previous 14 outings over timber.