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'Rental King' delivers double for Dillon

The King Of Prs and Paddy O'BrienThe King Of Prs and Paddy O'Brien
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Owner Damien Dillon enjoyed the perfect day with his two horses at Listowel today, winning with both and completing the feat in the Adare Manor Opportunity Handicap Hurdle with the King Of Prs (5/1).

Dillon, who helicoptered into the Kerry venue with his trainer Gavin Cromwell, was successful with Aeros Luck in an earlier maiden hurdle and doubled his score with The King Of Prs which scored a two-and-a-half lengths success under Paddy O'Brien.

Twenty minutes after the race, successful trainer Cromwell completed a personal treble with Ampeson s success at Fairyhouse and in Kerry, had reported "this is great for Damien (Dillon) who is involved in a few syndicates but owns these two horses (Aeros Luck and The King Of Prs) on his own.

"It initially started as a joke but this horse gets his name from the 'King of the Private Rental Sector'.

"It is great to get two winners at a festival with two cheap horses (€7,000 and €6,500 respectively) and this is a fine horse but wasn't by a fashionable stallion.

“He'll run away during the winter and it's a great win for Paddy (O'Brien) too."

About Tom Weekes
A lifelong racing fan, Tom began writing point to point reports in 2002 and has reported for irishracing.com since 2003, when he joined Irish Racing Services - since taken over by the Press Association. Has ridden a point to point winner and won the 2018 Irish Field Naps Table.