War Of Attrition was Presenting's first Gold Cup winnerPICTURE: EDWARD WHITAKER
Fairyhouse treble for Presenting
CHAMPION jumps sire Presenting rattled off a treble in the last three races of Fairyhouse's Sunday card, with Sam Adams, Beautiful Sound and Lovethehigherlaw all scoring in the colours of Gigginstown House Stud.
Presenting's first Cheltenham Gold Cup winner, War Of Attrition, also carried the maroon and white colours, as did dual Cheltenham Festival winner Weapon's Amnesty.
Sam Adams is a half-brother to Betfair Chase winner Snoopy Loopy, and cost €230,000 from the Tattersalls Ireland Derby Sale of 2006. Trained by Paul Nolan, the eight-year-old took the 2m1f beginners' chase, his first win over fences.
Beautiful Sound won a point-to-point and a hunters' chase in 2007, but was then off the course for three and a half years. He returned with a win in a handicap chase in November last year, and was a beaten favourite in the Paddy Power Chase at Leopardstown over the Christmas period. He returned to winning ways in the 3m1f handicap chase.
Bumper winner Lovethehigherlaw is out of an unraced half-sister to Champion Hurdle winners Morley Street and Granville Again. The five-year-old cost €115,000 at the Derby Sale of 2009, and subsequently won a point-to-point at Bandon.