Gray and Ros on the mark again
Ros Brin has Tadhg's measure at Clonmel
(Healy Racing Photos)
The well-backed favourite (5s earlier into 3s) out-jumped Tadhg at the final two fences and that helped the Brian Boru mare on her way to a six length victory.
Kingston commented: "It's nice to get a winner. The mares allowance and the conditions of the race entitled her to win it.
"She showed no ill-effects from her fall the last day.
"She might be better over further and she'll go handicapping now.
"Stephen gets on well with her. He gave her a confident ride and he knows what he's at.
"His brother Shane is in South Africa for a month. He was placed on two horses for Mike de Kock lately. While Shane's riding at Turfontein Stephen's in the muck at Clonmel.
"But this is better craic!" (TW & EM)
Playing's odds for the Martinstown Opportunity Handicap Hurdle dramatically contracted from around a 10/1 shot earlier in the day into a returned 7/2. The very-lightly raced French-bred landed the punt in style under Shane Butler at Clonmel.