Chimneys Follows-Up To Deny Favourite Brian

Sat 2nd Apr 2016, 16:01

Mick The Boyo leads All The Chimneys over the last
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All The Chimneys followed-up on his recent win at Cork as he took the www.meridiansecurity.ie Handicap Hurdle under Eamonn Corbett for Willie Austin and owner Tadhg Hogan.

Third in first time blinkers at Limerick last month the son of Bach then recorded his first career success at Cork three days later.

Sent off at 10/1 today he raced mainly in third and came with his challenge at the second last.

He was pushed along after the last and soon hit the front, keeping on well in the closing stages to win snugly by half a length.

Admiral Brian was the gamble of the race (8/1 last night and send off the 10/3 favourite) and he finished second after running around on the approach the last.

Mick The Boyo (8/1) was a length and three parts back in third under Jack Kennedy for James Grace, while Courtly Conduct (33's last night and returned 12's) was a further five and a half lengths back in fourth under Phillip Enright for Des McDonogh.

Willie Austin said afterwards: "Two miles seems to be his trip and, while the ground is soft, he'll go for another one of those. He's also handicapped over fences, so that gives us another option."

Additional reporting by Alan Magee

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