Goodtime for Purcell & O'Neill as Boy scores
Goodtime Boy & Adam O'Neill get the better of Please Talk & Paddy Mangan
(Healy Racing Photos)
The 4yo son of Catcher In The Rye ran well on his penultimate start over the course and distance to finish fourth behind Bullet Street.
He disappointed on his next start at Thurles and was sent off at 7/1 this afternoon.
Third at the third last, he stayed on best under pressure to lead in the closing stages and win by two and a half lengths at the line.
Kieran Purcell said afterwards: "I thought he wanted it like the road. He is a lovely horse and he will go for a little handicap next."
(Additional reporting by Thomas Weekes)
The Gordon Elliott trained Tarquinius bounced back to form as he took the opening race on the final day of the Leopardstown Christmas Festival, the Martinstown Opportunity Handicap Chase.