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Gordon Elliott and Davy Russell were the ones to follow in the jump races at Killarney as they notched a double with two Gigginstown-owned newcomers to fences in Carlito Brigante and His Excellency.
Carlito Brigante, not seen since being pulled up in the Coral Cup at the Cheltenham Festival, a race he won in 2011, looked a useful recruit as he easily landed the O'Keeffe O'Shea O'Connor Solicitors Novice Chase.
Russell kept him just off the pace and asserted on the run to the last, which the 2-1 favourite jumped superbly before easing clear to beat Catcherinscratcher by seven and a half lengths.
The trainer said: "He was entitled to win that on his hurdle rating. Nothing went right for him last season. He had a wind op after his first run and had to have stitches after Cheltenham.
"It's nice to get him back on track. He'll be kept going during the summer and then left off after the Cheltenham meeting in October."
His Excellency isn't the easiest of rides, but Russell knows him well from his exploits in the hurdling sphere and was able to persuade him to put his best foot forward in the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Beginners Chase.
The 7-1 shot wasn't asked for an effort until after the final fence, which he jumped alongside Cass Bligh, and though he went into his familiar tail-swishing routine, he forged clear nicely to score by two and a quarter lengths.
The trainer said: "He was getting the four-year-old allowance and was a Grade Two winner (over hurdles). He jumped great and Davy gave him a class ride. He'll mix it between hurdles and chases for the summer and will probably run next in a novice chase."
Louis Archdeacon's well-backed Mountain Lough (5-1 joint-favourite) got the better of long-time leader Torremuelle on the run to the last in the Killarney Outlook Handicap Chase and was kept up to his work by Andrew McNamara to win by three and a half lengths.
The winning pointer was landing his first success under Rules at the age of eight, and the trainer said: "He lost his confidence over fences and point-to-pointing did the trick with him. He possibly wasn't staying three miles, though."