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Toon Town hits the target for Walsh

Toon Town (nearest) and Tingarran Express fly the last upsides
Toon Town (nearest) and Tingarran Express fly the last upsides
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Toon Town (11/4) gained a first victory when landing the first division of the Fleadh Cheoil Wexford August 4th - 11th Handicap Hurdle.

Darragh O'Keeffe 's mount was handy throughout and joined Tingarran Express at the last before pulling out a bit more to see off that rival by a length.

Trainer Brendan Walsh said: “He ran here only 11 days ago and we were just a little bit worried about that. 

“The ground was a bit better today and it helped him, the ground the last day just caught him out I'd say. It was nice ground today and Darragh gave him a super ride. 

“Hopefully we can get another little race like that along the line somewhere in a couple of weeks. 

“We'll keep hurdling a while and it's nice for the (Teergay) syndicate who are from Macroom, they have been patient with him.”

Quotes from Gary Carson

About Mark Nunan
Mark has followed racing since he was a teenager and worked for many years as a broadcaster with the Irish version of Racecall. He joined the Press Association in 2019 and is also a contributor to the Racing Post. A native of Kildare, he now lives in Sligo.