Gary Carson

Gary Carson

Power lands gamble with Puppeteer

Thu 6th Oct 2016, 15:10

Game Puppeteer and Paul Power
© Photo Healy Racing

Local trainer Paul Power saddled his second career winner as Game Puppeteer landed a significant gamble in the two-mile handicap hurdle at Tramore.

Power, who trains just outside Waterford, was in the saddle himself as he steered home the 4/1 shot, who had been supported from 14/1 this morning.

The Gamut gelding took up the running four from home and despite getting in close over the last couple he had plenty in hand to record a two-and-a-half length success.

Tintown Robin got up in a tight finish for second ahead of Yes Man.

Power had saddled his first winner at Bellewstown in August when Bakers Street won under his fiancee Jeannie Cook.

Power, who trains the winner for his mother Bride, said:- "I thought he had a chance today as I was a bit disappointed with the ride I gave him the last day. The time before that he just blew up.

"It's beautiful ground and he likes that good going. We'll look for something similar."

(Quotes by Alan Magee)

THE IRISH TIMES