Hurricane breezes home in eventful Morgiana Hurdle

Updated: Sunday, 18 Nov 2012 19:07

Hurricane Fly made a winning reappearance in the Dobbins & Madigans At Punchestown Morgiana Hurdle at Punchestown after Go Native took a crashing fall at the final flight.

Paul Carberry brought Go Native to challenge long-time leader Hurricane Fly when Noel Meade's nine-year-old came down on his first run over hurdles for 978 days.

It was a pleasing return for the 2011 Champion Hurdle hero and his sixth course and distance success.

Hurricane Fly was completing a hat-trick on the day for trainer Willie Mullins and jockey Ruby Walsh after their wins with Twinlight and Back in Focus earlier on the card.

Only three went to post after Unaccompanied was found to be in season.