Fahey going places with Railway
Railway Tommy (Shane Butler) beating Rough Justice in the bumper
(Healy Racing Photos)
Ridden by Shane Butler, the son of Artan responded well to pressure in the straight, shaking off the challenge of the odds-on 'jolly' (which attempted to run off an early bend away from the stands) inside the final furlong.
Afterwards Fahey stated “it's brilliant for the syndicate who are all from Dunlavin and this is their local track and he's bred by Jimmy Whittle who is also part of the syndicate.
“We didn't really expect to win today but we wanted to run here as it was the syndicate's local track and the plan was to also run him at the Festival. He'll probably go there for a winners' race now and is definitely a nice horse.”
Quotes from Alan Magee
The Oliver McKiernan trained Spot The Boss ran out the thoroughly game winner of the 3m4f Grade C Michael Fitzpatrick Memorial Grand National Trial Handicap Steeplechase at Punchestown today, scoring under Robbie Colgan.