THE 2018 Irish Gold Cup winner Edwulf (1/1-4/6F) was the star turn at the Galway Blazers fixture at a predominantly sunny Dartfield last Sunday. The 10-year-old started a new chapter in his remarkable career having his initial start for handler Enda Bolger in the six-runner open-lightweight.

Last seen securing third position in a graded chase at Gowran Park in February, the J.P. McManus-owned gelding produced an assured display of jumping under Aine O’Connor and was ultimately unextended to outpoint pointing debutant Foxtail Hill by six lengths. “He did it very well today. It’s amazing to ride a horse like him. He always had things under control and gave me a super feel,” commented O’Connor.