Kilmainham gets the bookies out of jail
Kilmainham comes home in front after Djakadam got rid of Ruby Walsh
(Healy Racing Photos)
The French-recruit was sent off at 3/10 (from 2/5) and he did most things right – up on the pace throughout the journey.
< Djakadam took off too early at the final flight, stumbled after it and eventually dislodged Walsh, who tried desperately to keep the partnership intact.
Francis Flood, representing his father, said: "He ran okay in a couple of maiden hurdles but he was very disappointing at Leopardstown. You're always thinking Willie's are home and hosed at the last and we were saying that if we were placed that we'd be pleased.
"It's a bonus to win. We'll have to go the handicapping route with him now – he's not good enough for the novices." (TW & EM)
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