Murtagh Completes Dundalk Maiden Double

Fri 16th Nov 2012, 19:59

Little White Cloud and Johnny Murtagh
©Healy Racing Photos
By Thomas Weekes
Jockey Johnny Murtagh completed a double at Dundalk this evening when steering 8/11 favourite Little White Cloud to win the Irish Stallion Farms European Breeders Fund Maiden (Div 2).

The son of Dalakhani was produced to lead a furlong out before staying on well to record a length win over Mischief N Mayhem.

Oxx was not present but Murtagh did later briefly mention “Little White Cloud has come on for the run at Leopardstown (in September) but he is still a big baby. He could make up into a nice mile and a half horse for next year.”

Murtagh had earlier partnered Levanto to win the earlier division of the same maiden.

Further reporting by Alan Magee

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