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Take All a first winner for King

Sun 22nd Nov 2020, 14:01

Alan King steers Take All to victory
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Take All brought up plenty of bets with a power-packed display in the Adare Manor Opportunity Handicap Hurdle at Cork.

He was a first racecourse winner for jockey Alan King who quipped: "It's great to finally get the win and it's a relief!"

King is 26 and from Moycullen, Co Galway and had previously won five British point-to-points.

The five-year-old gelding moved sweetly for King on handicap debut and picked up the lead over the third last.

He drew right away from Arctic Light between the final two flights and was well clear before a less than fluent jump at the last.

The 6/1 shot (from 12/1 in the morning) was soon back in full flow and ran on well to hit the line a whopping 14 lengths to the good.

Runner-up Arctic Light was a market drifter out to 11/1. Krickett (7/1) came in third with Port Rashid fourth at 20/1.

Trainer Seamus Fahey said: "He has improved with every run and we ran him in a bumper this time last year and was weak and didn't handle the ground.

"We were a bit concerned about the ground, not knowing if he'd handle it or not; his mother (Miss Vickie) won for me years back.

"We'll see what the handicapper does and he'll probably run next at Christmas.

"He belongs to Jimmy Cleary and Alan (King) is with me one day a week."

Additional reporting by Tom Weekes

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