Tammys Hill delights locals
Liam Lennon trains Tammys Hill
(Healy Racing Photos)
“He travelled well the whole time. I took my time and coming to the second last I sent him on. He’s coming to himself and could be a Foxhunters type,” James Smyth said.
The 3/1 second favourite kept up the gallop from the second last to beat 9/4 favourite Salsify by three and a half lengths.
Owner Patsy Smyth added: “We bred him ourselves. He’s a good ‘un!”
It was a further nine and a half lengths back to Merchant Royal in third at 14/1.
In view of another clash between Tammys Hill and Salsify in the Foxhunters at the Cheltenham Festival, bookmaker Stan James goes 10/1 joint favourite (from 12/1) the former and 10/1 joint favourite from 8/1 the latter.
The Mag Mullins trained Anonis showed great battling qualities as he fought back to beat The Paparrazi Kid in the second at Leopardstown, the Download Free Racing Post App Maiden Hurdle.