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Tom Weekes

McConnell completes Dundalk double in finale

Fri 27th Nov 2020, 19:57

Construct (left)
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John McConnell completed a double at Dundalk today as the trainer landed the concluding Test Your Tipping Talents Handicap with Construct, under jockey Gary Carroll.

The Derek Kierans-owned son of Maxios today bagged his fifth career, and his first on an all-weather surface, when beating Bold Approach by a length and three parts.

McConnell, earlier successful with Aldente, later commented “he deserved that and the trainer has eventually got the trip right. It’s great to get that and it’s a nice pot.

“He’s a good horse over hurdles as well and I think he wants good ground. He’s probably a three-mile hurdler looking at the way he stayed there.

“I wouldn’t rule out something like an English Cesarewitch next year off a low weight.

“He’s a massive big horse and is still developing. We bought him as a three-year-old and he’s only filling into his frame now. He’s a very consistent, genuine horse.”

Quotes from Alan Magee

1st
9/2
Tote €5.50 €1.80
2nd
1.75L
12/1
€4.10
3rd
0.75L
5/2Fav
€1.02
4th
0.5L
40/1

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