Eadbhard© Photo Healy Racing
Fairyhouse's drawn-out eight-race, four-hour, all-flat card concluded with the Summer Evening Racing 17th July Handicap which was won in somewhat taking style by the Peter Fahey trained Eadbhard under jockey Oisin Orr.
The son of Elzaam was an unlucky in-running when a staying on third on his first attempt at 1m4f at Limerick last week and today (backed from 8/1 to 11/2) went clear of his rivals in the final furlong when scoring an easy six and a half lengths win over Universal Focus
Trainer Fahey wasn't present and afterwards Orr said “I wasn't sure if he'd win by quite that far. He just likes to be dropped in and ridden for a bit of luck. I probably got there plenty soon enough but he's won well in the end.
“We went a good gallop all the way and I think that is ideally what he wants. It worked out well.
“There were a good few in it with chances but I was happy enough with my lad coming into today.
“He had a good run the last day when he didn't have much luck and flew home.”
Quotes from Gary Carson