AN excellent summer under both codes for John McConnell continued with a resurgent Fred The Foot who upstaged a couple of in-form, hat-trick-chasing rivals in the Bluegrass Horse Feed Hurdle over three miles.

This capable Caroline Ahearn-owned seven-year-old was reverting back to hurdles following a run over fences last month and looked right at home back over the smaller obstacles which have provided him with his last three victories. Donie McInerney, who was on board the gelding for his latest success at Clonmel 10 months ago, was reunited with Fred The Foot (5/1) and the pair looked to have this race in hand when moving on with two to jump.