downpatrick 14th Nov
Jetson (right) and Jack Bene in action at Downpatrick
(Healy Racing Photos)
Jetson got off the mark over fences at the third attempt with a pleasing victory in the Autumn Beginners Chase at Downpatrick.
Always prominent, Jetson's task was eased when Dont Back Down fell three out, and Geraghty was taking no chances on the run-in as he rousted him along to beat outsider Royal Sam by four and a half lengths.
Sarabad, beaten favourite in his two Irish runs last season, was sent off the 2-1 market leader and led for most of the way, but found little when tackled by Andrew Lynch on Sizing Jo'burg (9-4), who won by nine and a half lengths.
There was a much more satisfying outcome for the Mullins team in the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Maiden Hurdle when Inish Island (9-4) got off the mark on his first start for the yard.
Eoin Doyle's Lookoutnow was sent off the 8-13 favourite for the Get Ready For Christmas Beginners Chase and gave supporters a scare as he had to battle to fend off the luckless Vapiano, asserting late on under Mickey Butler to win by a length and a half.
Horse Racing Ireland has announced that due to the cancellation of the Limerick meeting on Monday (November 12) due to inclement weather, there will be a replacement meeting at Limerick on Wednesday November 28.