Review Listowel 12th Sep

Tue 12th Sep 2017, 17:40

On The Go Again transferred his excellent Flat form to the NH sphere by triumphing in the Liam Healy Memorial Lartigue Hurdle at Listowel.

Successful twice in the space of three days on the level at the end of last month, the Michael Mulvany-trained 7-2 favourite had fitness on his side for what turned out to be a war of attrition.

He got the better of a battle with Mischievious Max, who rallied late but fell a neck short, with Ex Patriot running a blinder under a big weight for third.

Knowing You has a bright future judging by the way she stuck her neck out to land the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Fillies Handicap.

Dermot Weld's 11-4 favourite proved she handles testing conditions when making it second-time lucky at Roscommon last month, and she defied an initial mark of 82 to dispose of Rosin Box by a length and three-quarters.

Tonkin (9-4) trounced his opponents in the Jet O'Carroll Memorial Irish EBF Maiden.

Patrick Prendergast's youngster chased home subsequent Group Three runner-up Kew Gardens on his first taste of competitive action and built on that to hand out an eight-and-a-half-length beating to favourite Harbour Approach.

The mile of the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Median Auction Maiden took some getting for the juveniles but South East showed a good attitude to break his duck.

Kevin Manning had a double handful on the 4-1 chance turning for home and while Maze Runner was a persistent nuisance down the straight, South East was too strong and scored by two and three-quarter lengths.

Capital Force's fall four out left the John F. McGuire Beginners Chase at the mercy of Bamako Moriviere but he came down at the last, with Alto Esqua (11-2) the chief beneficiary.

Youceeyouceecee (6-1) was a popular winner of the Brandon Hotel Handicap, while Sand Fly made a successful debut in the Kerry Petroleum Flat Race.

Mulvany's plan comes off in Lartigue

An uncle and nephew teamed up to make the Grade B Liam Healy Memorial Lartigue Handicap Hurdle a family affair as Ross O'Sullivan won the day three Listowel highlight on the Michael Mulvany-trained On The Go Again (7/2 favourite).

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