Taaffe back on the Dundalk winners' list!
Great Soprano and Seamie Heffernan beat Heuston
(Healy Racing Photos)
Ridden by Seamie Heffernan, the son of Arch went to the front over a furlong out and stayed on for a neck win over newcomer Heuston.
Taaffe later revealed “that's my first winner for my wife Elaine and it's also my first winner, from only a few runners, on the polytrack. I did train my first winner as a trainer at the 'old' Dundalk though; Only A Rose, ridden by John Shortt in 1994.
“Great Soprano has progressed from the last day and loves the good surface. He was a bit free early and was in front a bit sooner than we would have liked but he could turn out to be a nice horse. He'll go on his holidays now and come back when we eventually get good ground.”
Additional reporting by Alan Magee