Alvar shows his love for Dundalk again
Alvar (left) gets up to beat Esytopolishadimond
(Healy Racing Photos)
"Shane's riding well and he knows him very well," so said Michael Halford after Alvar had defied top-weight under Shane Foley in division one of the Crowne Plaza Hotel Race & Stay Handicap at Dundalk.
Now three times a winner here, the victorious American-bred didn't enjoy a clear run early in the straight.
A gap opened for the 9/4 favourite a furlong out and the five-year-old stayed on well to get up and beat Esytopolishadimond by a neck. (MG & EM)
Anyone thinking that Khawatim was 'a lay' at 4/6 for the www.dundalkstadium.com Handicap were made to pay for their punt as Ben Curtis brought up a double on Tipperary-native Noel Quinlan's raider in the six furlong heat.