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Second win for Toss Again

Toss Again and Darragh O'KeeffeToss Again and Darragh O'Keeffe
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Ireland's busiest jump jockey Darragh O'Keeffe partnered a 19th winner of the season today, steering the Henry De Bromhead trained Toss Again (11/10f) to win Killarney's Tote SP Or Better Guaranteed Rated Novice Hurdle.

Carrying the owners of Envirogreen Housing Services Ltd, the five year old son of Malinas made all and stayed well for an eight and a half lengths win over Alvaro

O'Keeffe, with 628 rides last season and 274 already this term, said “he was very good, is a lovely big horse and chasing will be his game.

“He won his maiden hurdle and had a good run here the last day, when finishing second to an improving sort in Rexem. With Martin Brassil's horse (Desertmore House) out, he looked the one to beat and is very straightforward. I jumped out, he had his ears pricked and is a pleasure to ride.

“He kept lengthening up the straight, which I liked about him, and you're spoiled riding for Henry as they are very good rides and are very good to jump. For a big horse he is very good getting in tight and is able to shorten himself.”

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.