Lookout with a little help from a friend
The loose Blaze Of Fire leads Vapiano (right) and eventual winner Lookoutnow over the last
(Healy Racing Photos)
Vapiano came up travelling well to tackle Lookoutnow from before two out and he was on terms looking a likely winner when the loose Blaze Of Fire (his rider Paul Carberry has been stood down for the day but he's okay) got in his way from the back of the last.
Winning owner, Damien Carroll from Templeogue in Dublin, said of the Eoin Doyle-trained victor: "We were confident coming up today when we saw the field. Coming over the last though we thought he was in trouble.
"He loves the ground and he'll get two miles six. There's plenty in him, we'll go for bigger races and keep him busy." (MG & EM)
It mightn't live long in the memory for most but for Liam McKenna the Mobile Handicap Hurdle at Downpatrick will never be forgotten as it marked the occasion of his first winner as he triumphed on 10/1 shot Yachvili.