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Whatharm honeymoon on hold as Hoban rides a winner

Fri 20th Dec 2019, 17:54

Whatharm (Conor Hoban) beats Fit For Function (Gary Carroll)
© Photo Healy Racing

Recently married to long-time partner, Eimear, Conor Hoban was on the mark aboard Whatharm in the BetVictor Bet 5 Get 30 Offer Handicap at Dundalk.

Backed from 7/1 into 11/2, Whatharm followed up his course win from a month back when scoring by a length and a half.

Down to seven furlongs proved no inconvenience to Whatharm, in a race where gambled-on joint 2nd favourite, La Dernier Fois (9s into 4s) finished seventh.

"He's a lovely big horse. It's great for Brendan and Bridie Cooney who have been great loyal owners,” said successful handler Pat Flynn.

“They always have a few horses with us. They bred the horse as well and have a few more nice ones with me.

“He's a big horse and I think we've found his right trip tonight. He's a bit keen over a mile.”

The Stewards fined Denis Gerard Hogan, trainer, €65 for failing to fit cheek pieces to Lady In Lavender prior to entering the parade ring.

(GC & EM)

1st
11/2
Tote €4.90 €2.30
2nd
1.5L
14/1
€2.80
3rd
nk
20/1
€5.20
4th
0.75L
4/1
bf
0.75L
3/1Fav