First winner for O'Leary aboard Tarquinius
Tarquinius pictured winning at Leopardstown on Saturday
He was given twelve pounds by the handicapper for his success at Leopardstown but he just carried a mandatory four pound penalty this afternoon.
Sent off the 5/2 favourite he was prominent throughout behind leader Shellys Creek. He improved to lead at the second last and was soon ridden.
Gordon Elliott said afterwards: "It wasn’t ideal running him back in three days but he was due to go up twelve pounds. We took seven pounds off with the young fella and he is a good young rider. That is his first winner on the track.
"If he sneaks in off bottom weight we might let him take his chance in the Thyestes. He is as slow as a hearse but he stays galloping."
(Additional reporting by Gary Carson)
Western Leader made a successful debut over fences with a hard fought victory in the beginners chase at Fairyhouse.