It was a day to remember for trainer Ronan McNally who recorded his biggest victory to date when landing the Grade 2 Sky Bet Moscow Flyer Novice Hurdle with Dreal Deal.
The son of Arvico who traditionally is settled in rear was ridden in the same manner by Denis O’Regan. The pair were last over two furlongs out and in a matter of strides were on terms approaching the final flight and kept on well to lead close home.
The gelding started his career with Cork handler Paul O’Flynn, he had two runs between the flags finishing third and second respectively.
🐴 Grade 2 delight for @McnallyRonan as Dreal Deal, a huge drifter in the betting, lands the Sky Bet Moscow Flyer Novice Hurdle at 22/1 under @DenisFORegan at @punchestownrace.— Racing TV (@RacingTV) January 17, 2021
😲 It was only in September that Dreal Deal won a handicap hurdle off 84
at Navan! pic.twitter.com/8UillRafXd