By Thomas Weekes
The Nigel Slevin trained Royal Zorro caused a 25/1 upset when winning the concluding Foley's Bar & Off Licence INH Bumper at Sligo today, and in the process booked a late ticket for the Galway Festival later this month.
Ridden by capable amateur jockey Danny Benson, the son Atlantic Waves raced prominently throughout and went clear in the home straight before scoring a six and a half lengths win over Blunder Bliss.
Afterwards Co Meath based Slevin stated “he had a good run in a maiden hurdle the last day and it was an improvement on his first run. He is very green and is a big baby and has taken us forever to get this far but hopefully he’ll go on from here and do something.
“He hit a flat-spot through greeness across the bottom but stayed on up the hill. We didn’t think beyond today but we’ll go to Galway now, shur why not!”
The three winning owners Martin/Gavigan/Fox are each from Co Meath.