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Ourauldman a winning spare for Russell

Ourauldman and Davy Russell pictured on their way to victoryOurauldman and Davy Russell pictured on their way to victory
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Ourauldman made all in the Sliabh Na mBan Handicap Hurdle, providing Davy Russell with a winning spare ride.

Rachael Blackmore was due to partner this five-year-old for her boss Henry de Bromhead, but she was stood down for the day after a fall from Game Present in the second.

While she was attended on the ground for a while, she thankfully walked to the ambulance.

Fourth on debut at Killarney last July, the winning son Court Cave had been disappointing in four starts since.

Making his debut in handicap company this evening, and fitted with a tongue strap for the first time, he was sent to post an easy-to-back 10/1 chance (opened on-course at 7s).

Sent straight to the front by Russell, the Mowog Syndicate owned bay jumped well throughout and had all his rivals in trouble from the second last, keeping on well from there to score by two and three parts of a length. Rathnaleen Tou (25/1) emerged from the pack to take second under Eamonn Corbett for Harry Kelly, while Kieran Purcell's Casadel Sol (11/2) was just a neck back in third. Cailean's Angel was sent off a well-backed 4/1 favourite (from 13/2 on-course), but she could only manage a disappointing fifth.

de Bromhead, said afterwards: "He'd a couple of nice runs last year, and I'm delighted that he's back now to himself.

"It was a brilliant ride by Davy. It's very disappointing for Rachael and hopefully she'll be okay and we can get her back again soon.

"We'll look for something similar although I'd say he'll go up a grade now so maybe a 109 (handicap). He'll jump a fence in time."


The Stewards fined J.S.Cullen, trainer, E350 for lodging a passport in respect of Trimmers Lane, in which the vaccinations did not conform with the provisions of Rule 91. The Stewards ordered the withdrawal of Trimmers Lane in accordance with the provisions of Rule 90.

Additional reporting by Alan Magee

About Donal Murphy
Donal graduated from Maynooth University in 2010 with a BBS in Equine Business and since attained a diploma in Sports Journalism from Dublin Business School. He holds a variety of roles in the horse racing industry, reporting for the Press Association and p2p.ie, while also working for SIS and the Tote. From Wexford, he is a keen runner and has completed over 100 parkruns at various locations around the country.