Deegan opens hurdle account on Carlow
Richie Deegan and Followmeuptocarlow, with trainer Tom Donohue (right)
(Healy Racing Photos)
The 21-year-old amateur produced the son of Tiraaz full of running to lead approaching the last, and the 4/1 favourite stayed on well to score by four and a half lengths.
Carlow native Deegan rode a bumper winner at Cork over two years ago, and has also recorded three wins on the point-to-point circuit.
Winning trainer Tom Donohue, who also owns the nine-year-old gelding, said, “It’s great to get another win with him, and we’ll find something similar for him around Christmas.”
French-bred Snooze enjoyed the trip and ground at Cork as he landed a comprehensive victory in the two mile five beginners’ chase at 25/1.