Kilcrea obliges for the Mangans
Kilcrea & Paddy Mangan see of the challenge of Malt Gem & Rob Jones
(Healy Racing Photos)
The 5yo son of Definite Article was sent off the 7/4 favourite this afternoon on just his second start over hurdles.
He raced in third for much of the contest before he improved to lead and dispute from the fourth last flight.
Jimmy Mangan said afterwards: "We always held him in high regard but he will be better on better ground. Credit to his owners who have been very patient with him. He will go for a winners of one now or a novice."
(Additional reporting by Thomas Weekes)
Local-trained Tammys Hill was cheered in to the winners enclosure after taking the opening hunters chase at Down Royal.