O'Brien brothers bag Dundalk double

Thu 12th Jul 2018, 16:54

photoWaitingfortheday (far side)
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By Thomas Weekes
Trainer Joseph O'Brien and brother jockey Donnacha O'Brien's amazing recent success continues unabated and the pair combined for the second leg of respective doubles at Dundalk today, as Waitingfortheday completed a hat-trick of wins of her own in the Highline Construction Handicap.

The list of top class races the O'Brien brothers have scooped in recent months includes a Melbourne Cup, Irish Derby, English 2,000 Guineas and English Oaks and today, at a lowly Dundalk fixture, jockey O'Brien moves three winners clear at the head of this season's Jockeys' Championship with his win on Waitingfortheday.

O'Brien, who now leads current Champion Jockey Colin Keane 47-44 in this season's race, later commented “she's a tough, little filly and it's nice to get another win into her.

"I wasn't sure if I held on, sometimes it's an advantage to be on the rail here."

Trainer Joseph O'Brien won the opener with the Shane Crosse partnered Eos while jockey Donnacha initiated his own double on his father Aidan's Indianapolis.

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