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Walsh doubles up on Buachaillbocht

Buachaillbocht, centre, wins by half a lengthBuachaillbocht, centre, wins by half a length
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Buachaillbocht bounced back from a below-par effort in Tramore to win win in Punchestown.

The 6/4 favourite was strong in the market and travelled smoothly with a narrow lead entering the straight. He was joined and strongly pressed by No Fussing on the run-in but found more for Mark Walsh to win by half a length close home.

No Fussing had to settle for second at 7/2 and was five lengths clear of Lough Nigara (18/1).

This brought up a double on the card for Mark Walsh who was earlier successful on Gordon Elliott's Slanagaibhgoleir

Trainer Ted Walsh said: “He was better today than he was in Tramore which might have been a bit tight for him. There was atrocious ground in Tramore too and he just didn’t travel.

“He travelled well today and stayed it out well. He’s only a six-year-old and is improving.

“He’s a fine, big scopey horse and should jump a fence.”

Additional reporting by Alan Magee

About Michael Graham
Michael has worked in horse racing journalism for more than 15 years, having also written a weekly betting column on Gaelic football and hurling for a newspaper. He is involved in writing the My Racing Story features on this website. He spent a year in South Africa completing a Diploma in Business Administration and also studied Newspaper Journalism in Belfast. He enjoys playing 5-a-side football on a regular basis.