First winner for Gallagher as Backinthere wins
Backinthere & Adrian Heskin jump the last before going on to score for trainer Eamonn Gallagher
(Healy Racing Photos)
Ridden by Adrian Heskin, the 7yo daughter of Flemensfirth won a point-to-point at Ballybunion back in 2010 on her sixth attempt.
She then ran well on a couple of occasions on the track but she lost her form before her long absence.
Sent off at 9/1 (was 14/1 with Paddy Powers this morning) she was fourth at the halfway stage before she made headway to lead before the second last.
Gallagher who is thirty and trains in Conna, Co Cork said afterwards: "That is my first winner on the track but I have had three or four in point-to-point’s.
"I have two point-to-pointers in at the moment and she is my only one for the track but I would take plenty more!
"She was injured after she finished second to Definite Class at Wexford but if she came back to that form she had her chance. She was entitled to win and she will probably go chasing now.
"She is owned by Vincent Sheehan who is a builder and is from Ballyduff in Co Waterford."
(Additional reporting by Thomas Weekes)
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