Backinthere does the biz again for Gallagher
Backinthere and Adrian Heskin are clear jumping the last
(Healy Racing Photos)
The eight-year-old, won also won a point-to-point at Ballybunion nearly three years ago, touched down in front three out in this two and a half mile event.
Get Off The Stage (14/1) was a further three quarters of a length adrift in third.
Gallagher said, “I was expecting that. She got bogged down at Limerick last time but still ran well enough, and we made more use of her today. The key to her is soft ground and she’s tough out.
“I’m always saying she’ll go over fences and more than likely she’ll go over fences now. I didn’t get any more horses after she won the last day but hopefully I might now!"
Additional reporting by Thomas Weekes
Midnight Oil provided the middle leg of a treble on the day for Willie Mullins, also successful with Blackstairmountain and Terminal, when readily justifying evens favouritism in the McCarthy Insurance Group Maiden Hurdle.