Murphy doubles up in last through Brazos

Tue 15th May 2018, 21:08

photoShane Foley
©Healy Racing Photos
By Michael Graham
Brazos was the strongest at the business end of the Portwest Killarney Race over a mile and six.

Shane Foley drove him home by three parts of a length at 2/1.

Constancio (9/4 from 3/1) got up for second from 6/4 favourite Law Girl who couldn't match the winner in the final furlong.

This gave trainer John Murphy a double as he took the preceding race on the card with 33/1 shot Emperor Waltz.

The trainer's son, George, said: "The horses are really starting to come into form and I'm delighted with him.

"He got trapped a little bit at Roscommon and must have come on from it and I think we have an exciting summer ahead of him as he's a decent horse.

"He is a gorgeous, big horse and probably doesn't want really quick ground so that will determine a lot. We'll see what the handicapper does but we've no plan with him."

Additional reporting by Thomas Weekes

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