Two for Whelan at over 20/1
(Healy Racing Photos)
The 100/30 chance, following up a victory here from late in September, led inside the final quarter mile and in the end he fended off Shake The Bucket by a length and a quarter.
Whelan explained: "He's a lovely honest horse and he has plenty of pace.
"We were worried at one stage about him staying a mile but there are no doubts now (this contest was over ten furlongs). He wasn't stopping at the line.
"He's an improving horse along the lines of Paene Magnus, who I won on here last week (Heavy Weight and Paene Magnus are both sons of Teofilo)." (MG & EM)
To say that Lily's Angel is performing sweetly since coming under the care of Ger Lyons, is a pretty big understatement. The Clodagh Mitchell-owned three-year-old made it three from three for current connections in the Listed Irish Stallion Farms EBF Cooley Fillies Stakes at Dundalk.