Flyer storms home in last

By Gary Carson

Fri 4th Jan 2013, 21:54
Pat Smullen
Pat Smullen
(Healy Racing Photos)
Balmont Flyer stormed home inside the final furlong to run out a comprehensive winner of the second division of the ten furlong handicap at Dundalk.

Pat Smullen gave the 3/1 joint-favourite a confident ride as he produced him travelling well with two furlongs to run.

He was asked to go win his race at the furlong pole and pulled clear in the closing stages for a three-and-three-quarter length success.

He was chased home by old rival First Friday, who had beaten him here in November, only to lose the race in the stewards room and have it reinstated on appeal.

The other joint-favourite Asian Wing was seeking a hat-trick but proved a disappointment back in eleventh.

Trainer Joanna Morgan's daughter Kate McGivern said afterwards:-

“He's been running well and deserved the win.”

(Additional reporting by Alan Magee)

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