On The Go Again and Gary Carroll quicken clear
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By Gary Carson
On The Go Again quickened up in fine style to land the featured Heritage Stakes at Leopardstown this afternoon.
Michael Mulvany's charge recorded the Kells trainer's biggest ever win when taking the Irish Lincolnshire at Naas on the opening day.
He was well held at Cork six days later but bounced back to form today when claiming the Listed prize.
Gary Carroll produced his mount to challenge on the outer passing the furlong pole and he found another gear in the closing stages to run away from his rivals.
He went on to record a three-and-a-quarter length success over 3/1 favourite Onenightidreamed.
Mulvany said:- “Gary said they didn’t go that fast early on and he hit a bit of a flat spot in the straight but when he hit the rising ground he was away.
“He’s after having a hard start to the season so he’ll go on his holidays now and hopefully come back for the Galway Hurdle.
“That’s the big plan, and he might have a prep run somewhere. We like winning at Bellewstown so maybe we could go there.
“That’s my first Listed winner but I’ve never had a horse like that before. Tough As Nails was a great horse but this horse is so versatile, tough and honest, and he always gives his all.”
(Quotes by Alan Magee