Emperor Waltz, pink, shows his Killarney quickstep
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By Michael Graham
Emperor Waltz led home a one-two for trainer John Murphy in the two mile one handicap at Killarney as long-odds-on-favourite Scarpeta was beaten into fourth.
The 33/1 shot made sustained headway under Declan McDonogh to arrive at the head of affairs, full of running, with 100 yards to race. He gave McDonogh a 135/1 double having landed the opener on Zamroudpour at 3/1.
It was stablemate Nelson Road (16/1) who was mugged byEmperor Waltz with a length separating them at the line.
Art Of Security (7/1) was the same distance away in third , a neck ahead of 2/5 favourite Scarpeta.
John Murphy was attending the funeral of Tommy Wade and his son, George, said: "He (Emperor Waltz) seems to love it around here and got his ground.
"He'll go for another long distance handicap now and will jump a hurdle again in the summer - he didn't like the ground when he ran over hurdles last December.
"Nelson Road also ran a cracker and our horses are coming into a bit of better form."
Additional reporting by Thomas Weekes