Hayes seals 207/1 double on Boru Boy

Sun 16th Apr 2017, 18:08

photoBoru Boy, near side, assumes the lead over the last in Cork
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By Michael Graham
Boru Boy kept on best to readily deliver in Cork's three mile handicap hurdle.

The eight-year-old gelding was rousted along on the outer as he chased the leaders coming to the third last.

However, he kept finding for jockey Brian Hayes and was ridden into a narrow lead upon jumping the last. There was plenty in the tank as forged on home to win by two and a quarter lengths at 7/1.

There You Go, the 3/1 favourite, was beaten into second. Admiral Brian (12/1) and Nobody Home (14/1) rewarded their each-way backers in third and fourth.

Handler Ger Murphy said: "It's been a lucky place to come for him and that's two wins from two runs here.

"He is good and we have him as a sport horse. We'll see what way the ground is but could give him another couple of runs over hurdles before eventually going chasing."

Hayes doubled up onBoru Boy after booting home Conduct Yourself (25/1) in race six.

Additional reporting by Thomas Weekes

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