Lambe Continues Bright New Year

Thu 3rd Jan 2013, 15:43

Shanroe Society and Liam McKenna
©Healy Racing Photos
By Gary Carson
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)

Will there be another Irish winner at Aintree?

A lot has been said recently about the fact that the Irish contingent at Cheltenham tend to stoke up the fires of Anglo-Irish needle with their flag waving and chest beating due to our incredible success in recent years. As pointed out previously, this is nothing more than a bit of harmless fun that some folk on both sides of the Irish Sea take a little too seriously.