McManus purchase to go hurdling soon
Some Article winning in great style at the Punchestown Festival
(Healy Racing Photos)
The Tom Mullins-trained four-year-old bolted up on his racecourse debut in the valuable Goffs Land Rover Bumper at Punchestown and has since being snapped up by leading owner JP McManus.
"We could do with the ground drying up a bit but he's in good order and he's schooled well," said Mullins.
"He's had a small blood problem but he's 100% now and ready to go again. We've just this week been looking for a race for him and he there is a maiden hurdle at Navan on December 8 he could go for.
"We'll see how he gets on and what the weather does between now and then, but that's the way we're looking at the moment."
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.