Sword picks the perfect night to score
Fergal Lynch drives Sword Of Light clear of Muizenberg Nights
(Healy Racing Photos)
Wearing blinkers for the first-time and also performing for the initial occasion in a race, since being gelded, Sword Of Light was backed in from 6/1 earlier in the day into 5/2.
Marnane revealed in the aftermath: "He's improving and the blinkers made him sharp tonight. We've had a messy summer but he's strengthened up and I was impressed with him – I think there's more to come.
"He shows plenty of gears at home and that's the first time he's finished off a race."
It was hardly a surprise to see Fergal Lynch show his delight crossing the line as the owner, Charles Lynch is his father.
The Lynch's had further cause for cheer as Fergal explained: "It's my mum, Margaret's 70th birthday today and my brother is over from America." (MG & EM)
Flat jockey Andrew Heffernan has been banned from racing for 15 years by the BHA and footballer Michael Chopra for 10 years.