Goulding gets off mark
The Boys Dont Know comes to claim Dubh Go Leir
(Healy Racing Photos)
Dubh Go Leir made a bold bid from the front in the two-mile contest but had to give way at the business end.
The front-runner had Josie S And B for company early but went clear five out. Her lead was reduced two out and she was tackled at the last.
The winner had just lost out on her return to action in a handicap event at Limerick last month.
"That's my first winner and I took over the licence from my brother Philip, who passed away two-and-a-half years ago," said the 27-year-old handler who is based in Tallow, Co Waterford.
"I've had two point-to-point winners and had a lot of placed horses on the track. I have eight riding out at the minute but she's the only one for the racecourse.
"She's tough and has always shown a lot but she's had a few niggly problems. She'll go back handicapping now."
(Additional reporting by Thomas Weekes)
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