Michael Graham

Michael Graham

Gold Des Bois wins a thriller in Ballinrobe

Tue 4th May 2021, 19:38

Gold Des Bois, far side, gets up by a short head
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Gold Des Bois came out the right side of an exciting finish to the beginners' chase to give Denise Foster and Jordan Gainford a winner in Ballinrobe.

The pair enjoyed three victories in Down Royal yesterday on the first day of the new National Hunt season.

Arvico Bleu was a narrow leader over the last from Gold Des Bois and held this advantage up the run-in until Gold Des Bois rallied well in the closing stages to get up by a short head.

The winner rewarded favourite backers at 3/1 while the runner-up was a 4/1 chance. Dedanann (9/1 from as big as 33/1 in the morning) kept on in third without threatening the front two.

Gainford said: “That was very smooth, he jumped great and got a lovely education.

“That’s my first Ballinrobe winner and that chase track rides great.”

Additional reporting by Eamonn Murphy

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