Light Heavy Looks A Contender

Sun 15th Apr 2012, 17:52

Light Heavy and Kevin Manning come home clear at Leopardstown
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Light Heavy at 3/1 gave Jim Bolger a second consecutive win in the Group 3 Ballsax Stakes at Leopardstown over a mile and a quarter after Banimpire’s win last year.

Bolger will be hopeful thatLight Heavy can prove to be as useful as Banimpire and he certainly has high hopes for the colt who tracked the leaders in third before asserting at the final furlong and winning by two and a half lengths from Call To Battle (2/1).

He said: “I think we’ll go the Curragh route [Irish Derby]. He’ll come back for the Derrinstown before then. We like him. He only does what he has to. He’s a very laidback horse."

When asked about Aidan O’Brien’s domination of the day he commented: “It’s nice to know the competition is in form as it’s nice when you beat them!”

O’Brien’s David Livingston was sent off 7/4 market leader but finished fifth.

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Moore, McManus and Mangan combine for Tramore winner

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.