Akasaka defeats Shake The Bucket
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By Thomas Weekes
Akasaka gained a fifth career success when landing the Floodlit Friday Nights At Dundalk Handicap, from a rating of 95, at Dundalk this evening for trainer Eddie Lynam and jockey Ian Brennan.
Brennan moved the son of King's Best to the front a furlong and a half out and the pair stayed on well to defeat Shake The Bucket.
Afterwards Lynam said “he's a consistent and talented horse. He's edging up the handicap and will have a rating of close to 100 after this but I wouldn't say he's a 100 horse. Weight is no problem to him and hopefully we'll find another race back here.
Additional reporting by Alan Magee