Take A Shot Lands A Blow

Wed 26th Dec 2012, 16:15

Francis Flood trainer of Take A Shot
©Healy Racing Photos
By Michael Graham
The JP McManus colours sported by jockey Jody McGarvey came home in front in the two and a half mile handicap chase at Down Royal.

The eight-year-old Take A Shot, trained by Francis Flood, led before two out and kept on to beat Popaflora (12/1) by a length and a half. Dunroe Boy was a nose away in third, also at 12/1.

“It’s getting really testing out there. His jumping was brilliant and that got the job done. He got to the front earlier than I wanted and he was idling,” jockey Jody McGarvey said.

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