Leahy Unleashes A Rocket At 10:30am

Sun 25th Nov 2012, 11:36

Runners making a splash at Lingstown with eventual winner Desertmore Stream on the left (white face & noseband)
©Healy Racing Photos
Riders took it nice and steady in the opener at Lingstown as James 'Corky' Carroll unleashed Desertmore Stream in the straight to devastating effect to impressively beat Andy Slattery’s newcomer Palm Hill.

It is hardly suprising that Desertmore Stream has plenty of flat winners in his pedigree and a more than pleased winning trainer Denis Leahy remarked: "We think he is an absolute machine!

"I think he would have won the last time when he fell in Dawstown. He is very straightforward. He is a brilliant jumper and he just missed the last today.

"We knew what we had coming here and I presume he is on the market." (EM & DM)

Will there be another Irish winner at Aintree?

A lot has been said recently about the fact that the Irish contingent at Cheltenham tend to stoke up the fires of Anglo-Irish needle with their flag waving and chest beating due to our incredible success in recent years. As pointed out previously, this is nothing more than a bit of harmless fun that some folk on both sides of the Irish Sea take a little too seriously.

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