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O'Brien doubles up through Cavallo Pazzo

Cavallo Pazzo moves on from Blue Peak Cavallo Pazzo moves on from Blue Peak
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Cavallo Pazzo got up in the closing stages of the Molson Coors Beverage Company Handicap to bring up a double for Joseph O'Brien.

The 11/8 favourite improved to second in his pursuit of Blue Peak over a furlong out and wore down that rival at the business end.

He won by three-parts of a length from the 5/1 runner-up with the front pair clear of the remainder. Catherine Chroi (9/1) took third, some five and a-half lengths adrift.

Stable representative Sean Corby said: "He deserved that and I'say just the step up to seven furlongs helped him a lot, he stayed on well last week in Fairyhouse over six so the extra furlong helped.

"He had a lot of weight today on the ground, but he coped with it well. He's a big horse, so hopefully there is a bit of improvement to come again.

"He handles that ground well so I'd imagine over the next few weeks he'll run again while the ground stays slow."

Cavallo Pazzo had come in second in two of his last three outings.

O'Brien got on the Down Royal scoresheet through Sluice in race three.

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About Michael Graham
Michael has worked in horse racing journalism for more than 15 years, having also written a weekly betting column on Gaelic football and hurling for a newspaper. He is involved in writing the My Racing Story features on this website. He spent a year in South Africa completing a Diploma in Business Administration and also studied Newspaper Journalism in Belfast. He enjoys playing 5-a-side football on a regular basis.