THE talented Paloma Blue ended a lengthy spell without a win as he claimed a quality BoyleSports-sponsored conditions chase which was, in truth, one of better chases run in Ireland over the last few months.

Of the seven runners, five were rated in excess of 140 and the highest-rated runner in the race was this Henry de Bromhead-trained and Chris Jones-owned gelding who was good enough to finish fourth in the Supreme Novices’ Hurdle at Cheltenham a couple of years ago.