Ciaran Murphy gives the thumbs up on the occasion of his first winner
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Enjoy D’allen (7/2 second favourite) supplied Ciaran Murphy with a first training success in his own name when landing the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Rated Novice Chase at Fairyhouse.
Of course previous licence holder at Charlestown Stud in County Westmeath, Dot Love, recently signed off in her ‘own race,’ at this venue, with Flindt, nearly a fortnight back.
The Conor Orr-ridden victor was getting the upper hand on Lean Araig when that one ‘missed’ the last.
Enjoy D’allen, a former Peter Fahey inmate, with a first-time tongue-strap on here, then went away to triumph by six lengths.
“That's great, it's a lovely feeling,” said Murphy.
“I thought he was in trouble and Conor said he didn't enjoy the ground today at all, he probably wants a bit of nicer ground.
“He's going to be a spring horse over those extended trips. We're just delighted to win with him today and we'll move forward from here.
“He might be a nice horse for handicap on spring ground. We'll see what the handicapper does.”
Owing to structural damage, the Stewards granted permission for fence #10 to be omitted from this race
S.W. Flanagan, rider of Bois De Clamart (FR) trained by Miss Elizabeth Doyle, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount made several mistakes.
The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Veterinary Officer examined King Alex (FR), trained by Barry Connell, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be blowing hard post race.
(GC & EM)