Court Jester gives McGarvey last laugh
Jody McGarvey had a double
at Down Royal today
(Healy Racing Photos)
Sammy Wilson trains the six-year-old gelding in Ballygowan Co Down and he commented: “He’s a stronger horse now. He’s a different horse, but not a champion!”
“His jumping has always been plenty good enough. His owner, Stuart Thompson, is my nephew and is a travel agent from Saintfield Co Down.”
The winner made good headway before three out, and forged on after the last to record a victory by two and a half lengths.
<Court Jester brought a smile to Tote punters as he paid £39.90 for a £1 win there.
Trainer Sharon Dunphy recorded her first National Hunt success as her Pumbaa sprang a bit of a surprise in the bumper at Limerick, the GGL Security 24/7 Alarm & CCTV Monitoring Flat Race.