With his mount's ungainly head carriage, the champion jockey coaxed as much as was required from the successful Dandy Man gelding. He beat market-leader Forest Of Dreams, and Ferrybank, by half a length and the same.
“That’s just the way he carries his head but he’s very genuine. He’s a good ground horse, a Dandy Man,” said Lyons’ brother Shane.
“We’ll take baby steps with him. 93 was a tough ask today but he’s proven that he’s up to it. We’ll see what the handicapper does.
“That was six furlongs and he’s won over seven. The handicapper will tell us what route to go.”
S. Foley, rider of Bell I Am trained by Mrs John Harrington, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount jumped right from the gates.