O'Connell boys beat Mullins boys in bumper

Fri 14th Aug 2015, 21:05

photoTrainer Eamonn O'Connell
©Healy Racing Photos
Father and son/trainer and jockey team Eamonn and Eoin O'Connell landed the concluding Brennan's Pharmacy Bumper at Tramore today, scoring with Bluegrass Princess.

O'Connell junior held Bluegrass Princess up in rear before making good progress in the dip, before eventually staying on strongly for a ten lengths win over the Willie Mullins trained Tts Star.

Afterwards trainer Eoin O'Connell said "I thought she'd win as she's a good mare.

“She can be a bit temperamental but when things are going right she's very good.

I don't know where we will go with her now as today was the plan and I thought the track would suit. That is Eoin's fourth winner on the track and he also has thee point-to-point wins.”

By Tom Weekes, quotes from Donal Murphy

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