Defan gives McGrath his fourth winner
Defan readily accounted for his rivals in the KPMG Handicap Chase at Ballinrobe.
Defan went on approaching the penultimate fence and put in a good jump which enabled him to move clear by the last.
McGrath said: “His first two jumps were a little bit big and I was hoping he’d come down a bit for me which he did. He was brave when I needed him.
"There was one fence when the leader (Jack Holiday) jumped across me and we almost clipped heels but apart from that it all went fairly smoothly.
“That’s my fourth winner on the track.”