Wolverhampton/Dundalk, all the same to Bro
My Good Brother & Colin Keane win at Dundalk
(Healy Racing Photos)
Dark Danger set a searching pace in this six furlong heat but she was reeled in by My Good Brother a furlong out. The victorious Elusive City gelding (second winner for that stallion on the night following on from Zalty in the opener) kept on well inside the last to beat Whatyoumaycallit (25s into 14s) by three parts of a length. Doonard Prince came home well for third, a neck adrift.
Winning trainer Tom McCourt said: "He did it well. We thought a lot of him early on.
"Joseph O'Brien rode him in a Fairyhouse maiden and he showed plenty of speed then.
"He then had muscle trouble but it was nice to see him show plenty of speed again there.
"Hopefully he won't get hammered in the handicap like the last time and if that's the case we'd like to think that there'd be another race in him around here.
"He only went over to Wolverhampton because there was only three races for him here before Christmas."
Many of us may think of a baby's soother when the word pacifier is used but Willie McCreery used the term in relation to the blinkers and tongue-strap he employed to race winning effect on Cailin Coillteach in division one of the Crowne Plaza Hotel Race & Stay Handicap at Dundalk.