wexford 20th Apr
The Eoghan O'Grady-trained eight-year-old looked hard pressed to stay in contention when the race hotted up, but Ainm Spartacus fell when in front three out and Better Times broke down badly on the home bend.
McNamara went to the front from the start and had the field at full stretch on the final circuit before the 8-1 shot ran on strongly to hold Benefit Of Porter by two and a quarter lengths.
The 6-4 favourite was settled towards the back and still had plenty to do when Vicalus took the lead going to the second-last, but he made rapid progress on the home turn and was bang in contention at the final flight before winning by a cosy length and a half.
Champion jockey elect Davy Russell took the Ingard Point Maiden Hurdle, leading all the way on the Paul Nolan-trained Big Generator (7-2), who saw off Ontheground after the last to win by a length and a half.
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