El Salvador delivers in style
El Salvador and Joseph O'Brien
(Healy Racing Photos)
Andrew Lynch came there fancying his chances at the quarter mile pole on Absolutlyfantastic. He wasn't bridging the gap to the front-running El Salvador a furlong and a half out though, and the flashy chestnut stayed on strongly to get the job done in convincing fashion.
A first winner of the year for Ballydoyle, the win of El Salvador was a measure of compensation for Aidan and Joseph O'Brien, and Annmarie, after the injury sustained by their favourite in the opener, Ahimsa. (AM & EM)
Thomond O'Mara got a welcome turn when Denis Of Kerry supplied Wayne Lordan with a Dundalk double (won the first on Khyber Pass) as first-time blinkers saw the seven-year-old break his duck on outing number eighteen in the first division of the Winter Racing At Dundalk Handicap.