Lynch Doubles Up On Theturnofthesun

Fri 19th May 2017, 21:16

Theturnofthesun pops the last in Downpatrick
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By Michael Graham
Theturnofthesun was relatively friendless in the betting ring but the market got it wrong as he took the beginners' chase in Downpatrick by six lengths.

The 8/1 shot improved to track the leaders before three out and picked up the running before the penultimate fence.

Andrew Lynch kept him up to his work up the hill to beat Native Lass (7/1) into second. Ciankyle (33/1) was a further length and a quarter away in third.

Trainer Matthew Smith said: "He was in his own class. We saw this race a few weeks ago and it was the plan. He jumped well and Andrew (Lynch) gave him a good ride.

"We'll see what mark he gets. He's still a maiden over hurdles."

This gave jockey Lynch a double after he landed the rated novice hurdle on Foxearth.

The heavily backed 7/2 favourite, Jack Slade, dropped to rear and was pulled up before four out.

Mullins levels the score with Benson

Danny Benson and Patrick Mullins had a good battle to conclude the card in the bumper at Clonmel yesterday. Benson came out on top on that occasion but this time Mullins reversed things for his father Willie on Iolani in the Living The Dream INH Flat Race at Downpatrick.

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