Tom Weekes

Tom Weekes

McManus and Walsh complete Naas treble

Sat 13th Feb 2021, 14:39

Mark Walsh following his treble, with winning trainer Gordon Elliott
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Owner J.P. McManus and retained jockey Mark Walsh completed consecutive-races trebles at Naas today with the Gordon Elliott trained Minella Till Dawn, winner of the Naas Handicap Chase.

The lightly-raced nine year old son of Shantou had pulled up when last seen in the Troytown Chase in November but today gained a fourth career win when proving four and a half lengths too strong for runner-up Sovereign Gold.

Winning trainer Elliott later reported “he’s a bit of a monkey but he has plenty of ability. Mark knows him well and gave him a good ride today. He’s a bit hot and cold and thankfully it worked out today.

“He missed the fifth last and got a bit close to the last but other than that he wasn’t bad. We’ll try and find something similar.”

McManus and Walsh's earlier winners Gentleman de Mee and Elimay were provided by trainer Willie Mullins.

Quotes from Alan Magee

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