Rory O'Moore wins maiden by a distance
Rory O'Moore and Andrew McNamara are clear over the last
(Healy Racing Photos)
Ridden by Andrew McNamara, the son of Stowaway led after the second and soon raced into his customary clear early lead. Eight to eleven favourite Operating, under Barry Geraghty, went in pursuit at the fourth last and whileRory O'Moore was untidy at he next, Operating was unable to bridge the long gap.
Afterwards O'Neill stated “that was good – I was surprised he won as well as he did though!
“He prefers going left-handed and thats two runs and two wins here. Andrew is getting to know him now and it worked out well today - he got a lead early on, settled and then he slipped on. He got his own way and then he was gone.
“He loves here and Navan and we'll look for a better race for him next.”
The manner of Rory O'Moore's, rated just 112 coming into the race, easy win today suggests his recent Galway conqueror Shrapnel (one-time thoroughly frustrating) may well prove a horse to follow for the winter months.
Further reporting by Gary Carson