Dreal Deal Set For Cheltenham After Punchestown Win

Dreal Deal claimed victory for trainer Ronan McNally in the feature race at Punchestown, Sky Bet Moscow Flyer Novice Hurdle.

After being held up last early on in the two-mile contest, Dreal Daeal surged from well off the pace to lead just after the final flight and prevail by a decisive three lengths.

The Willie Mullins-trained Ganapathi, under Denis O’Regan with a second Willie Mullins horse, power of pause taking third place.

McNally now has his eyes on sending Dreal Deal to Cheltenham in March.

Elsewhere, Envoi Allen took the honours in the Sky Bet Killiney Novice Steeplechase with the J.P O’Brien trained Fils D’oudairies second and Dinny Lacey third.