Desert puts Moore on a High
High Desert throws a fine leap at the last for Barry Cash
(Healy Racing Photos)
Murray has had a runner with Moore every year for the last 40 years, notably 1982 Arkle Chase hero The Brockshee, and the Co.Kildare trainer was delighted to provide him with this winner.
Moore said, “Tim came to me in October and said he’d had a runner with me every year for the past 40 years but he didn’t have anything for this season. I even trained winners for him under my father’s name before I got a licence.
“I sold him this fellow after he won his maiden hurdle at Fairyhouse in November, and I’m delighted as Tim is such a great friend as well as a great supporter.
“This horse is a bit delicate and needs space between his races, so he won’t run now until the middle of February.”
Sweet Sylvia, 12/1 in the morning and sent off a 13/2 chance, made most of the running but could find no extra when headed by the winner finishing a further neck back in third.