Ballyoisin
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Ballyoisin took apart his three rivals with a dominant display in the Grade Two TheTote.com Fortria Chase at Navan.

With Doctor Phoenix a non-runner, just four horses took part in this two-mile race.

Listen Dear and Ballyoisin took the first fence ahead of Ordinary World and Rock The World.

Ballyoisin soon took command though and at the second fence, had pulled six lengths clear, maintaining that advantage passing the post with a circuit to run.

Ballyoisin and Barry Geraghty settled and held a three-length lead by the fourth, with Listen Dear and Ordinary World, well clear of Rock The World.

Ballyoisin headed out of the back with an increased lead again and raced to the fourth last with a ten-length advantage, with his three rivals showing no signs of clsing.

Into the straight, Ballyoisin took the third last a long way clear of Ordinary World, who had moved second and was still trying to breach the gap.

But Ballyoisin reached the last fence still ten lengths clear – and whilst a little erratic, he powered away for a facile win.

Ordinary World came home a remote second, with a gap to Listen Dear in third and another yawning gap to Rock The World.

Enda Bolger’s seven year old was something of a runaway winner here and looks sure to step up to Grade One competition soon, perhaps with Leopardstown at Christmas, in his sights.