Battled on well to get the job done. Original quote: "Thomas Macdonagh - Is a nice horse - he won his novice hurdle well and bolted up on handicap debut last month. That was a conditional jockeys' race so he escapes a double penalty here. This looks an ideal race for him but it's not an open goal as the Brace horse is okay. However, I certainly wouldn't sway our chap as I think he could be very good."