Brave Inca rolls back the years

Sun 25th Jan 2009, 15:15

photoColm Murphy
trains Brave Inca
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Brave Inca landed his tenth Grade One race when putting up a typically tough performance to take the Toshiba Irish Champion Hurdle at the age of eleven.

Muirhead loomed up as a serious challenger approaching the last, but Ruby Walsh kept the veteran up to his work and he stayed on strongly to win by 3/4 length.

Trainer Colm Murphy said: 'I was worried turning for home thatp>Muirhead was travelling so well, but when our fella pricked his ears coming down to the last I knew he had more in the tank.'

Ruby and Conem land triller

Ruby Walsh and Conem came from a seemingly impossible position to win the Foxrock Handicap Chase at Leopardstown.

THE IRISH TIMES