McGarvey has the Code for West again

Thu 15th Nov 2012, 15:53

photoFrank Berry and Jody McGarvey Code Of The West isn't the easiest ride in the world but 7Ib claimer Jody McGarvey has now got him home in front twice. The latest of these was in the Prior Park Service Service Station Handicap Chase at Clonmel today.

The other man that has registered a victory on the Great Palm gelding is Tony McCoy, that being at the Listowel Festival in 2011.

On this occasion, McGarvey came there from off the pace, travelling-well on the seven-year-old equipped with cheek-pieces, in the straight.

The successful 9/1 shot took over from the front-running Rubert two out. On the run-in Christy Roche's charge kept going well enough to account for the staying-on Hans Cresent by a length and three parts.

On behalf of winning owner, J P McManus, Frank Berry said: "He'll go for another one of those and it's nice to win another race with him." (TW & EM)

Might Bite To Prove His Worth Next Season

There is not much attention given to national hunt racing in the summer months, by punters or by the media. It is, of course, understandable given that our attention is focused on the flat season: the action at Royal Ascot, the Classics and the rest of the elements that define the summer racing season. Some punters might have a dabble at an ante post bet for Cheltenham next year, but by and large we forget about it until the autumn.

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