Hollywood takes starring role
Doc Hollywood leads over the last from Speed Dream (right)
(Healy Racing Photos)
Keith Donoghue's mount travelled well to pick up the running after the third last in the two-miler but had to get down to work after an untidy jump two out.
The 7/1 winner had stayed on one-paced to finish sixth at Wexford last time on his return from a 13-month absence.
Barry Callaghan, the trainer's husband, said afterwards:- "He was disappointing last year and had a few niggly problems so we left him off for a while.
"It was probably a blessing in disguise. He came on from his first run back and he's strengthened up a lot.
"He'll make a nice chaser in time but keeping him in one piece is the main thing."
The winner is owned by Ronan Harford, who is the trainer's brother.
Tim Carroll, rider of runner-up Speed Dial, got a three-day whip ban for not giving his mount time to respond.
(Additional reporting by Thomas Weekes)
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