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Whelan could be on the Boher Road to Ascot

Boher Road winning off the frontBoher Road winning off the front
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Jarlath Fahey's Boher Road made virtually all and found plenty at the business end of the extended two mile handicap at Killarney.

The five-year-old gelding brought up plenty of bets as his price halved from 6/1 to 3/1.

He impressively pulled out more in the final furlong to storm in by six and a-half lengths from The Banger Doyle (15/2). Last Ammo completed the placings in third at 11/1.

The in-form Vadamos-gelding was building upon a victory in a Navan handicap over 1m5f last month.

Jockey Ronan Whelan said: "He is thriving and today from the get-go, he pinged the lids and pricked his ears straight away. He was a little harder to settle the last day and the whole way around I was really happy and knew he was conserving energy.

"It was a matter of building him up coming up the straight and he saw out the trip well. When I felt something coming to him, he went on again and I couldn't believe how far ahead I was at the line and he wasn't stopping.

"Jarlath told me not to interfere with him and let him do whatever he wants to do. The big thing was he loved the track and I'm just a passenger really.

"I think there was a mention of the Ascot Stakes again (which he won on Fahey's Jennies Jewel) and she was a front-runner too. If we could do that again it would be nice."

Additional reporting by Tom Weekes

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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.