La Oliva pips Friday in a thriller
La Oliva (middle) just gets home from First Friday and co at Dundalk
Hoban, earlier a winner on another outsider in Atlas Peak, said: "She travelled sweetly but she didn't do a lot when she hit the front. It helped when Danny (Mullins) and First Friday came to me.
"It was tight but I thought I'd held on."
He could only beat one home though and was subsequently found to be slightly lame on his near-fore. Foley saidp>Saint By Day lost his action in the straight.
The trainer of Indian Arch, Thomond O'Mara was fined 65 Euros for his failure to fit a tongue-tie to his horse before his charge entered the parade ring.(MG & EM)
After the well-backed Alvar had completed a double at Dundalk for the yard, Michael Halford said: "It opened up nicely for him down the inside. That's his level and trip.