Goonyella wins incident packed Hunter Chase
Jamie Flynn & Goonyella on their way to victory
(Healy Racing Photos)
The 11/2 shot won three point-to-points from six starts and most recently won at Loughanmore earlier this month.
Owned by Ann & Alan Potts the 5yo son of Presenting raced towards the rear in the early stages before he made good headway to track the leaders from the third last.
Thetalkinisover refused at the last but jumped it on the second attempt and completed the race to finish third at 25/1 under Barry John Foley for John Glesson.
Jim Dreaper was represented by his son Tom and he said: “He is a hardy horse and he got a good ride from Jamie. He is a good rider and that is his second winner on the track.
"He was working well at home with Harpsy Cord. It is different for us to go the Hunter Chase route. Maybe next year he might be aimed at the Troytown or the Thyestes. He will go for some of the better hunter chases now."
The win was compensation for the Dreapers & the Potts' after Harpsy Cord fell at the last in the previous race when looking set for victory.
(Additional reporting by Thomas Weekes)
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