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Mark Nunan

Mark Nunan

Aldo The Apache cuts down rivals

Wed 13th Oct 2021, 16:25

Aldo the Apache and Eoin Walsh race clear of Whatsnotoknow
© Photo Healy Racing

The lightly-weighted Aldo The Apache was a convincing winner of the Punchestown Annual Membership Handicap Hurdle in the hands of substitute rider Eoin Walsh.

The Shantou gelding, who landed a maiden hurdle at odds of 66/1 at Down Royal in June, was settled in mid-division before making headway after the second-last.

In front on the run to the final flight, he went away to account for Whatsnotoknow by six lengths with Marajman another two and a half lengths away in third.

Owned by the Room For One More Syndicate, the winner is trained by Colm Murphy.

Winning rider Eoin Walsh (fourth winner this month) said: “He’s a real strong stayer and will probably stay further. Colm (Murphy) rang me beforehand and told me he stays well. He jumped like a buck today.

“It’s unfortunate for Mike O’Connor who broke his collarbone (brought down on Yulong Voice here) yesterday. It’s his ride but someone’s misfortune is someone else’s gain.”

Quotes from Alan Magee

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