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Sexton times it to perfection to complete double

Action from the sixth at Downpatrick which went to RightfolkspleaseAction from the sixth at Downpatrick which went to Rightfolksplease
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Runner-up on his previous two starts, the 2/1 favourite Rightfolksplease went one better in the Randox Handicap Hurdle under a 'kid gloves' ride from Kevin Sexton.

The latter, completing a double after winning the mares' handicap hurdle on Hidden Land gradually brought his mount form the back of the field to lead after the last and pushed him out to beat Someone's Wish by a length and three quarters.

Paul Flynn, who trains the son of Policy Maker for the Who Owns That Horse Syndicate, said: "He is a grand horse and I actually don't think he is ungenuine, I think he barely gets a trip.

"He does idle a little in front, but I think fences will be the making of him. He will just be able to hang on and travel a bit longer. Hurdles maybe leave him a bit flat out. 

"I wouldn't say he had much in hand!"

Quotes from Michael Graham 

About Mark Nunan
Mark has followed racing since he was a teenager and worked for many years as a broadcaster with the Irish version of Racecall. He joined the Press Association in 2019 and is also a contributor to the Racing Post. A native of Kildare, he now lives in Sligo.