Flemenstar back in winner's circle
De Bromhead said: “That was good and I’m delighted with it. Andrew said that he was a bit hard to get around the bends in front.
“He is real galloping horse and the faster they go the better he is. He is a big raw four-year-old and he is a real horse for the future and fences. We will give him a break now and probably bring him back for Leopardstown at Christmas.
“Hopefully there won’t be a problem with him going left-handed there. He is not entered in the Royal Bond and I think he will be better on better ground.”
Stan James cut Sizing Rio to 20-1 from 25-1 for the Supreme Novices’ Hurdle at Cheltenham in March.
De Bromhead confirmed stable star Sizing Europe on course for the Clonmel Oil Chase on Thursday.
Our Conor made the perfect start to his career over obstacles with a comfortable victory in the Follow Navan Racecourse Facebook 3-Y-O Maiden Hurdle at Navan.
A dual winner on the level and only once out of the first three, the youngster was a warm order as the 8-13 favourite for his jumping debut.
Bryan Cooper kept things simple on board the Dessie Hughes inmate and was always travelling powerfully towards the head of affairs.
Casual Creeper momentarily loomed up as a danger at the top of the home straight, but Our Conor soon saw off his attentions and pulled right away after winging the final flight to register an eight-and-a-half-length victory.
Hughes said: “He can jump. He schooled well from day one. He was fit and his form was good on the Flat. He handles heavy ground and I suppose it will be Christmas next for him. He is a nice three-year-old."
Cooper completed a double on the day as Ballyfinboy clung on in the St Johann Ski Resort Tirol Austria Handicap Hurdle.
The 7-1 shot held a seemingly unassailable lead rounding the home bend, but unsurprisingly got weary between the final two flights.
Tarquinius was closing the gap all the way up the run-in but the post just came in time for Ballyfinboy to emerge triumphant by a neck.
Winning trainer Jimmy Finn said: “He got away well. He does stay. He’s a much better horse on better ground. Chasing is his main aim. He’ll have a few more runs over hurdles.”