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Foley strikes for the 1st time with Boss

Wed 1st Jan 2020, 13:16

Knockraha Boss comes through in the centre to win under Kevin Brouder
© Photo Healy Racing

Rathcormac County Cork handler Richard Anthony Foley got off the mark when Knockraha Boss (11/2 into 4/1 favourite) won the Go Power Handicap Hurdle at Tramore under Kevin Brouder.

Fellow Rebel County contender, Capture The Action gave Knockraha Boss most to do, and after an exciting conclusion the eleven-year-old victor was a neck up.

Knockraha Boss has three point-to-point successes under his belt, but this was a breakthrough win on the racecourse proper.

“I took out a licence in March and that’s my first winner. Things have been a bit slow and he’s only my second horse racing," explained Foley.

“He’s done it well and Kevin has given him a great ride. He’s a horse that takes a lot of racing and seemed to love it here.

“He has potential but is an 11-year-old today and it’s his first win over hurdles. Hopefully the handicapper won’t be too hard on him.

“He should have won here last month but made a bad mistake at the last. He might go chasing when the ground gets a bit better. He wants either good ground or loose ground and it is a bit sticky today.

“I’m 26 and based in Rathcormac near Fermoy. I have eight in at the moment, and I do a lot of breaking and pre-training.

“I rode in point-to-points and had a few (to train) for myself when I was riding in point-to-points. I had everything bar a winner and it is nearly easier to win now on the track than it is pointing.”

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