Total Demolition, near side, swamps the opposition in Killarney
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By Michael Graham
Total Demolition came from last to first to win the Dublin Coach Handicap in Killarney at 14/1.
He completely missed the kick and gave the opposition a start of more than five lengths.
Ross Coakley didn't panic, however, and soon tacked his mount onto the tail of the field.
You couldn't call the pair winners two furlongs out as they were still in rear.
The six-year-old gelding soon started to wind up his challenge on the outside, though, and progressed to fifth by the furlong pole.
He flew home to get up in the final strides and win by half a length from Paved With Gold (14/1). Perdisnap was a head further way in third at 25/1.
The winner didn't go unbacked having been as big as 28/1 in the morning.
Trainer John Larkin said: "He worked well at Navan racecourse a couple of weeks ago but you never know when you're coming here. He's a devil in the stalls and would wreck your head but was back down to a winnable mark.
"Nothing else counts only Galway and Listowel and he'll have one more run before Galway - he won there in 2016."
Additional reporting by Thomas Weekes