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.

Moyle Park another for Harry Kelly

Harry Kelly recorded his eighth win of the season as he took the bumper at Leopardstown this afternoon, the Donohue Marquees 4yo Flat Race, with newcomer Moyle Park.