Moore, McManus and Mangan combine for Tramore winner

Sun 15th Apr 2012, 17:35

photoPat Mangan
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By Thomas Weekes
Things certainly didn't go right for trainer Arthur Moore and Champion Owner J.P. McManus in yesterday's Grand National but the pair combined to win the McManus sponsored Martinstown Opportunity Handicap Chase at Tramore today with Fever Pitch.

Ridden by Paddy Mangan, the son of Dushyantor touched down in front at the second last fence before staying on well from the last to comfortably beat Fairwood Massini.

Arthur Moore, who also had a winner at the venue yesterday, said “the good ground and the extra trip helped today. We'll keep him on the go for the summer as there's a good programme of races for him. That was Paddy's first ride for me.”

Regarding Organisedconfusion, Moore said “he was taking to the fences really well and Nina just got sandwiched on him at the Canal Turn. He is grand today and will be aimed at the race again next year.”

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There is not much attention given to national hunt racing in the summer months, by punters or by the media. It is, of course, understandable given that our attention is focused on the flat season: the action at Royal Ascot, the Classics and the rest of the elements that define the summer racing season. Some punters might have a dabble at an ante post bet for Cheltenham next year, but by and large we forget about it until the autumn.

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