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Quito lands the Kinloch Brae

Quito De La Roque bounced back to form in the Grade Two Matty Ryan Memorial Kinloch Brae Chase at Thurles.

Colm Murphy's charge looked a top-class prospect two seasons ago but after beating Sizing Europe over three miles at Down Royal in November 2011, he has not been the same horse.

Roi Du Mee (15/8 favourite) gave him something resembling a race, but he could never get on terms along the straight as Paul Townend gave Quito De La Roque an aggressive ride, with six and a half lengths the winning distance.

Joncol stayed on for third.

Days Hotel made a mistake three out which put paid to his chance - just as he looked to have been improving.