O Maonlai lands plunge
O Maonlai, near side, gets up to beat Redundant Man at Punchestown
(Healy Racing Photos)
Timmy Hyde’s unraced four-year-old was the subject of support all day from 4/1 to 7/4 on the off, whereas Rough Justice from the very in-form Willie Mullins yard drifted to 6/4f, having been 8/15 this morning.
Timmy Hyde said: “He’s a fine big horse with a great pedigree from the family of Gaye Brief.
“He jumps well. We’ll give him a few weeks before we decide what to do. He’s only a four-year-old and we don’t want to rush him. We could go for another bumper or hurdling.”
Additional reporting by Alan Magee
It looked like Echo Bob would defy the welter burden of giving 20lbs to Instant Impacked as the pair hurtled towards the last in the two mile handicap chase at Cork, but the fences have to be jumped and a blunder by the leader at the last gifted the race to Instant Impacked.