O'Connell earns the plaudits on Urban Gale
Urban Gale (nearside), Rookery Rebel (centre) & Clancy Strand (green & gold) battle it out
(Healy Racing Photos)
It was hardly surprising then to hear Rothwell say: "Brian did a great job to get him around and in contention. He's strong in the finish too.
"That horse isn't the cleverest jumper in the world so we have to keep him to the smaller tracks.
"Gavin (Kinch, winning owner) is from Gorey in Wexford and it's great to get a winner for him as he was at my open day ten years ago and my recent one as well." (MG & EM)