Mark Nunan

Mark Nunan

Voyager takes the last to give Foley a double

Sat 1st Aug 2020, 19:03

Dark Voyager and Shane Foley win from Allora Yeats (orange cap) and Merroir
© Photo Healy Racing

Dark Voyager (13/8 fav) easily landed the concluding race on day six of the Festival, the McDonogh Capital Investments Handicap, for Willie Mullins and Shane Foley.

The Raven’s Pass gelding had ‘run into one’ when beaten by Flying Scotsman (a winner again the following day) here on Monday evening, but he made light of his new 4lbs higher mark with a comfortable success on this occasion.

Foley bided his time on the sweet-travelling 3-y-o before sending him to the front inside the furlong marker and he readily beat the staying-on Allora Yeats by three lengths.

A ninth winner of the Festival for Mullins, it was a third of the week for Foley and a double on the day after Lightning Jock’s win at 16/1 in the fifth race.

The winning jockey said: “He won well. He just pricked his ears when he got to the front.

“I had a lovely run around. He had a good run here on Monday so he was entitled to do that.”

Additional reporting by Eamonn Murphy

1st
13/8Fav
Tote €2.20 €1.02
2nd
3L
16/1
€4.00
3rd
hd
40/1
€7.90
4th
shd
10/3
€1.02

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