Prideofthecastle delights his trainer
He had gone off favourite for a point-to-point in May at Lisronagh so was obviously highly thought off and trainer Pat Cronin confirmed this. He said: “The jockey Damien Murphy and Pearse Gallagher who rides out for me think he’s as good a horse as they have ever ridden.
“He’s a half brother to a good horse in England called According To Dick. He’s a great lepper, but will probably go for a winners’ bumper.
“He’s a very good horse and I always said I’d keep a nice horse instead of selling him.
“I won this race 10 years ago with a horse Michael Hourigan trained called Its Echoes Sister.”
Our Cobajay went off the 8/11 favourite, but finished fourth.
(Additional reporting by Thomas Weekes)
Trainer Charles Byrnes, whose Weapons Amnesty made his comeback from a long layoff at Leopardstown today, registered a double at Limerick today when Dazzlers Day appeared to cause a 20/1 upset in the Ryans Cleaning Handicap Hurdle.