Death Duty 
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Death Duty and Davy Russell had to cut out their own pace but ran out classy winners of the Grade One Bar One Racing Drinmore Novice Chase at Fairyhouse.

A high-class afternoon of racing had five runners for the concluding Grade One on the card.

Death Duty went into the early lead, with Rathvinden close-up.

With a circuit to go, Death Duty held a length lead from Rathvinden and Townsend, with Dinaria Des Obeaux and Snow Falcon in close proximity.

Maybe four lengths covered the quintet racing down the back, with Death Duty getting plenty of daylight up front and measuring his fences well.

Five out, the order remained the same and anyone of the runners could be picked with three to jump.

Death Duty turned for home with his four rivals breathing down his neck. He landed a length up on Rathvinden at the second last and quickened on the flat into a clear lead.

A fine jump at the last rubber-stamped a faultless round from Death Duty who comfortably held Rathvinden’s renewed effort by about three lengths, with Snow Falcon running on into third.

The six year old Death Duty was completing a clean sweep of the Grade One races for Gigginstown and trainer Gordon Elliott as he made it three wins from as many starts over fences.