Starkie makes all again
Starkie lands in front of Moveable Asset at Tramore
(Healy Racing Photos)
“He’s a good tough horse and he jumped well. He idled in front and he’s a chaser for the future,” Phillip Enright commented.
There was money for the winner earlier today as bookies priced him up at 9/2 before contracting to 9/4 before racing. A certain amount of this shortening though was due to Ted Veale, the forecast favourite, being declared a non-runner due to ground conditions.
< Starkie had previously made all at Cork in a two mile maiden hurdle on December 9.
In this five-runner race, nothing else got into contention as third-placed Carries Darling was beaten 21 lengths by the winner.
(Additional reporting by Thomas Weekes)
Grey horse Luke’s Benefit came with a powerful late rattle under Brian Cawley down the outside to take the two mile handicap chase at Punchestown.