Championapprentice Completes D'Dalk Double

Fri 10th Nov 2017, 21:25

Timia
©Healy Racing Photos
By Thomas Weekes
Champion Apprentice Jockey Oisin Orr completed a double at Dundalk this evening when riding the well supported Timia to win the concluding Crowne Plaza Hotel Race & Stay Handicap (div 2) for trainer Keith Clarke.

The daughter of Cape Cross had previously won her only previous race at Lingfield in January 2016, when trained in England by Ed Dunlop, and today was supported from 2/1 generally this morning in to 6/4 favourite.

Following the race, Clarke stated “she's been very unlucky and last year she was second and got a bad fracture behind so we're lucky to have her back.

“We have a very patient owner in Alistair (Porter) and he's listened to everything I've had to say and it's worked out great. She's a good filly but the most important thing is we got a winner for an owner who has been very patient and deserves it.

“We can stay in 45-65 because I think that's her category and she got a peach of a ride from Oisin.”

Quotes from Gary Carson

Champion Keane scores on La Cumparsita

Freshly minted Champion Jockey Colin Keane was on the mark again at Dundalk this evening as he steered the John Murphy trained La Cumparsita to an unlikely success in a dramatic three-way finish to the Crowne Plaza Hotel Race & Stay Handicap (div 1).

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