Timetoget and Niall Redmond
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If her previous winner was unexpected her mares maiden hurdle victor certainly wasn't as Jessica Harrington's Timetoget convincingly justified 5/4 favouritism in the Ladbrokes backed extended two miler at Punchestown.
Jack Fiasco landed the two and a half mile maiden hurdle at odds of 33/1 under Robbie Power for Commonstown half an hour before.
Amateur rider Niall Redmond was the man entrusted with the ride on Timetoget, and in the colours of his father John the experienced operator sent his mount for home in the straight.
She jumped the last great and at the line had three and a half lengths to spare over Red Pearl.
Mrs Harrington was also responsible for fourth placer Gambling Mistress here.
"We'll tip away to Galway now please God and that's my second winner on the track to go with a few in the point-to-points," said Niall Redmond.
"She deserved that. She was a bit unlucky in Listowel, and she had run very well here. Niall did a great job and rode her beautifully. His dad John, who has a pub in Bunclody, owns her, and they are off to Galway with her for the mares handicap hurdle," explained Mrs Harrington.
K.C. Sexton, rider of Dunloe Lady trained by Peter Fahey, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount ran green and hung badly in places.
C.D. Maxwell, rider of La Belle De Paris trained by Dermot Anthony McLoughlin, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount stopped quickly at the back of the second last.
R.M. Power, rider of Rovetta (FR) trained by Mrs John Harrington, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount was kicked at the start.
(AM & EM)