Confidence behind Bobby K proves well justified

Fri 22nd Jan 2021, 17:33

Bobby K and Billy Lee get the job done
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A three time winner cross-channel for Simon Crisford, Bobby K gained a first success in Ireland today when triumphing in the Crowne Plaza Hotel Dundalk Handicap.

On his seventh outing for Michael O’Meara, Bobby K provided the Nenagh County Tipperary-based handler with his third winner, by a length and a quarter from 33/1 shot Tony The Gent.

The runner-up was the outsider of three contenders for James McAuley. Haayem (28/1) finished 8th and Behind The Wall (20/1) came home in 12th.

Billy Lee did the steering on the 3/1 victor (the second favourite) and O’Meara revealed: “He had a couple of problems during the year but he's back again now.

“He had a back problem and we got it sorted. He also had bad feet when he came out of England and it took a while to sort that out.

“He's back in the winners enclosure now and hopefully he can pick up another one.”

W.J. Lee, rider of Bobby K trained by Michael William O'Meara, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount rolled a bit right in the straight.

S. Foley, rider of Will Be King trained by Gerard O'Leary, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his saddle slipped after a furlong.

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