El Fabiolo justified his short price when running out a cosy winner of the Bar One Hilly Way Chase on his return to action at Cork this afternoon.
Con O'Keeffe's Silent Approach sprang a 33/1 shock to land the Grade 2 O'Flynn Group Irish EBF Mares Novice Chase at Cork this afternoon.
Jack Kennedy continued his domination at Cork this afternoon as Search For Glory claimed the Singletons Supervalu Stayers Novice Hurdle in fine style.
Jack Kennedy completed a quick double at Cork this afternoon as the Gordon Elliott-trained No Time To Wait ran out a convincing winner of the two-mile maiden hurdle.
The Joseph O'Brien-trained Harsh ran out a cosy winner of the opener at Cork this afternoon.
After a decidedly shaky start weather-wise Fairyhouse put on two fantastic days of jumping action over the weekend. The mix of old favourites and exciting new talent really does put the national hunt game on a different level to the flat from a fan’s perspective and few places do it better than Fairyhouse.
Sunday’s Grade One Hatton’s Grace Hurdle between Teahupoo and Impaire Et Passe was just about as good as it gets watching horse racing. Two highly talented horses, paired with two of the best jockeys around, jumping the last in unison and producing a thrilling finish. Nurburgring and Kala Conti in the Juvenile Hurdle was another cracker as was the finish to Sunday’s 4-y-o bumper between Petit Secret and Bleu De Vassy.
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I was born in Bansha, Tipperary and my parents had a farm here, and originally had a pub and a B&B. My brother Con and I got into ponies when we were very young. My dad always loved the racing and, when he got a chance, he went to the sales and bought a couple of quite cheap horses. We had a local trainer Danny O'Connell and he trained them. I kind of went from riding ponies to seeing the horses running and I really liked the racing. Then Con came back from Australia and America and he started training a few of the horses after Danny, and I started riding out there for him when I was very young especially in the mornings before I went to school and the weekends.
Ante-post Betting: Emma's Eyecatchers - December 6
The latest eyecatchers and ante-post fancies following a superb week of action courtesy of Emma Nagle.
- ESPRIT DU POTIER may have been slightly disappointing when going down as a short-priced favourite on his hurdles bow at Kelso, but Lucinda Russell's charge is entitle to come on for that experience and he can gain compensation on this occasion. Doyen Du Bar shaped with plenty of promise on his own debut over obstacles at the same track and he must enter calculations, along with Irish raider Brucio, who placed in what looked a strong maiden hurdle at Down Royal last month.