Grand National winning horse Our Duke was massively disappointed on his seasonal reappearance in Down Royal today.
Despite being sent off the 5/6 favourite, he proved a major disappointment.
Jessica Harrington’s charge never travelled under Robbie Power and was very sticky over his fences.
He was in trouble a long way from home and eventually trailed in last of the seven finishers.
Outlander upset the big names in the Jnwine.com Champion Chase when running out a game winner of the Grade One event for Jack Kennedy and Gordon Elliott.
He was sent to post a 16/1 shot for today’s contest having finished well behind on his return at Punchestown last month.
Our Duke is owned by the Cooper family syndicate from Coolrain.
So it will be back to the drawing board now to plot out the rest of the season for Harrington and connections.