Walsh scores first win at Limerick
Sacre Malta and Conor Walsh
(Healy Racing Photos)
The son of Discover D'Auteuil led after the third last flight and stayed on well in the straight to record a 15 lengths win over Billybuster.
Murphy later stated “my horses have been very sick and this horse was my last winner last New Year's Eve. It has taken the horses a long time to get over it. Sacre Malta is entered at Punchestown and Tramore over the next few days and may run again.”
Walsh, from Killurin, Co Wexford, added “I was previously with Jim Bolger but am now based with Paul Nolan. That was my 12th ride over hurdles.”
Jezki recorded back to back Grade 1 victories as he took the Paddy Power Future Champions Novice Hurdle in impressive fashion.