Kick On Boss a name to remember
Kick On Boss looked a lovely type when accounting for Super Mix at Gowran
(Healy Racing Photos)
Another 'beano' for the layers, following on from Dante Anna in the previous heat, newcomer Kick On Boss went off a 25/1 shot but he was much too powerful for Willie Mullins' Super Mix inside the final quarter mile, eventually winning by five and a half lengths under Sonny Carey.
The well-backed market-leader, Our Native Land was struggling from before the straight and he eventually came home a well-beaten fourth.
A big gamble on the local mare, Annas Back, went badly astray, as the 'Corky' Carroll ridden first-timer, supported from 25/1 this morning into 5/1, ultimately faded to finish last.
"He came to hand quicker than normal. I was a bit worried about the ground but he's a grand big honest horse." (TW & EM)
The 15th of May 1999 was the last time Ramsgrange, County Wexford handler Richard O'Connor found himself at the number one berth on the racecourse, but he was unexpectedly back in the coveted spot after Dante Anna's 33/1 victory in the Gowran Park Racing Club 2013 Maiden Hurdle.