Double for McNamara as Heavenly Brook wins
Heavenly Brook and Andrew McNamara negotiate the last on their way to victory at Fairyhouse
(Healy Racing Photos)
McNamara secured a double on the day after Shadow Eile’s earlier win and this followed up on a double at Clonmel on Thursday for the in-form jockey.
King Of The Refs, who was always prominent, weakened to finish five and a half lengths behind the runner-up in third at 9/2.
Successful trainer Noel Henley said: “The change in ground made the difference. He ran a very good race the day he was fifth in Naas behind Lambro on better ground [12th November].
“He had two very bad days ground at Gowran and here [26th November and 17th December]. He made a few small mistakes today, but jumped well on the whole.
“It’s his first run since the 17th of December which was actually my birthday. Today was actually my wife’s birthday and our anniversary so that’s a coincidence.”
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