Two for Russell on Midnight
Midnight Game sees off Joxer and company at Thurles
The victorious Montjeu gelding led from before the third last but he was tackled by his market rival Joxer going to the last.
Both 'flew' the final flight and Midnight Game was always doing enough on the run-in, ultimately prevailing by a length. The other Gigginstown House Stud-owned runner in the four horse affair, Arnaud ran well to be third, a further length back.
"He has come to himself this season." (TW & EM)
Whiskey And Red was 'put through the floor' in the market for the Molony Cup Handicap Chase at Thurles and he justified the confidence of those that backed him into 6/4 favouritism by landing the long-standing three miler in the hands of Davy Russell.