Shake The Bucket does it again at Dundalk
Shake The Bucket & Niall Madden (pink cap) get the better of Raydari & Pat Smullen
(Healy Racing Photos)
The winning 5yo son of Ashkalani is trained by Niall 'Boots' Madden, was bred by his wife Tricia, was ridden by their son Niall 'Slippers', is owned by their daughter Sarah Ann (former irishracing.com employee) while younger son Tom 'Socks' completes the family affair as he named the bay gelding.
Sent off at 13/2,Shake The Bucket got the better of another Dundalk specialist in the shape of the 7/2 favourite Raydari.
Having tracked the leaders in the early stages, the winner was third before the straight and was ridden to challenge a furlong out.
Niall 'Boots' Madden said afterwards: "He loves this place and he loves that ground. There was no summer for him to run over hurdles and he will come back here to run over the winter."
(Additional reporting by Alan Magee)
Miss Forde gained an overdue success as she took the Floodlit Friday Nights At Dundalk Maiden for Jim Bolger and Kevin Manning (doubling up after winning aboard Rigid Rock in the opener).