Success becomes Reality for Dose on 13th go
(Healy Racing Photos)
Yeoman made a bold bid on the pace but Adrian Heskin's mount had no more to give from the last. He faded to finish four as Reality Dose strode clear to beat fellow Wexford raider, Hold Em Cowboy, by twelve lengths.
Liz Doyle trains Reality Dose for her father Fred and she revealed: "The trainer kept getting the trip wrong for him. Eventually the penny dropped.
"He wasn't finishing out his races so it was obvious to drop him back to two miles.
"He's got big feet and he handles that ground well. There's a Martinstown race for him in Down Royal now and Declan will be able to ride him again." (GC & EM)
"He's reasonably well handicapped," said Ruby Walsh of Tennis Cap in this morning's Irish Examiner and that assessment proved on the button as the 3/1 favourite landed the BESS Ball 16th Of February Handicap Hurdle at Naas.