Lambe continues bright new year

By Gary Carson

Thu 3rd Jan 2013, 15:43
Shanroe Society and Liam McKenna
Shanroe Society and Liam McKenna
(Healy Racing Photos)
Shanroe Society continued a good start to the new year for trainer James Lambe when landing the two-mile handicap hurdle at Thurles.

Ridden by his stepson Liam McKenna the Definite Article gelding landed a nice touch for connections, as he was backed from 8/1 (11/1 in morning) into 9/2.

McKenna produced his mount, travelling well, to lead at the second last and he was soon in command.

He was always doing enough to post a five-length winning margin over C'est La Mode.

Lambe had saddled a double at Ayr yesterday and has his string in fine form:-

“The horses are running well and I'm happy with that. I'm delighted for his owner Brian Smyth as he has been a very good supporter of ours.

“It's great for this horse as he had a bad injury and it's great to get a win with him. It's also great for Liam – that's his third winner.”

(Additional reporting by Thomas Weekes)

Moving back on top

Moving On bounced back to form in great style when running away with the 2m6f handicap hurdle at Thurles.