Michael Graham

Michael Graham

Keane praised for his work on Inscribe

Sat 1st Jun 2019, 14:50

Inscribe, yellow, sent to the front by Colin Keane
© Photo Healy Racing

Top-weight Inscribe was driven home by Colin Keane in Navan's mile and five handicap.

The 5/4 favourite had to work to reel in Construct but cut into the deficit and gained a narrow advantage in the final 100 yards.

Keane got him up by half a length from his 9/2 rival.

“I thought Colin was very good on him. That's as far as he wants to go,” said Ger Lyons.

“A mile-and-two or a mile-and-a-half is his trip. We had to protect him last year because we were on fast ground all summer. He's a gross individual.

“I'd like to think they won't be too hard on him and leave a little handicap in him. He's a nice horse to have.

“We'll maybe look for a premier handicap over a mile-and-a-half. If it was a wet summer he could keep stepping up gradually.”

Additional reporting by Gary Carson

1st
5/4Fav
Tote €2.30 €1.10
2nd
0.5L
9/2
€2.40
3rd
0.5L
15/8
4th
4L
10/1

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