Scorpion’s unbeaten son Tell Us More shines at Gowran

Unbeaten Tell Us More (5g Scorpion-Zara´s Victory, by Old Vic) confirmed himself a hugely-exciting prospect when making a winning hurdling debut at Gowran Park on Saturday.

The son of Scorpion had easily won a point-to-point and bumper on his only two previous outings but looks a top-class jumping prospect for owners Gigginstown House Stud and trainer Willie Mullins after winning the 18-runner hurdle over two miles by 11 lengths under Bryan Cooper.

“He got things his own way a bit but he’s probably good enough to do that anyway,” Mullins told “He’s a natural jumper and he’ll have no trouble going up in trip.

”I’d say he’ll improve a fair bit off that as I thought beforehand he looked a bit big. That all bodes well for the future. We’ll find something for him around Christmas and he looks top drawer.”

Cooper enthused: “He’s as nice a young horse as I sat on in a while. He came with a high reputation and if you were to look at him in the parade ring he still looked pretty big so hopefully there’s plenty more improvement to come.

“As I said to Willie, going to the second last I let him lengthen down to it to see what he’d do. He actually only came alive then which is what you’d like. I had any amount of horse pulling up. Especially in that ground on their first run it’s real, real testing and it took nothing out of him.

“It’s his first run and hopefully we have something exciting to look forward to now.”

Tell Us More was bred by Tim Conroy and after his point-to-point success, he changed hands for £290,000 at Cheltenham in December.

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