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De Bromhead & Blackmore continue on a roll with Lucky Zebo

Lucky Zebo and Rachael Blackmore Lucky Zebo and Rachael Blackmore
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Henry de Bromhead and Rachael Blackmore continued their good run of form in the run up to the Punchestown Festival when taking the Follow Kilbeggan On Facebook Handicap Hurdle with Lucky Zebo

The six-year-old gelding is one of the lesser lights at Knockeen but attracted support here on his handicap debut, available at 7/1 earlier in the day and backed on track from 4/1 into 100/30 favourite.

The Paul Maher-owned gelding challenged from the penultimate flight and asserted before the last to score by a length. Mister Twist kept on well to take the runner-up spot, with General Clermont a further five and a half lengths away in third.

This was a seventh winner for both trainer and rider in the past week following on from Aintree success with both Inthepocket and Dancing On My Own.

About Alan Magee
Alan has worked in the racing industry for well over 30 years including with the Sporting Life, Turform and Irish Racing Services. He took up his current role as Irish Racing Team Leader with the Press Association in 2013. He has a keen interest in most sports and plays golf.