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Whelan rides first winner for Murphy

Wed 24th Nov 2021, 15:17

Ampeson (far side) with Hell Left Loose
© Photo Healy Racing

Jockey Ronan Whelan registered a first winner for trainer Pat Murphy at Dundalk today as Ampeson (100/30f) gained a maiden win at the 16th attempt in the Dundalk Stadium Gift Vouchers Handicap (div I).

Owned by the Newbridge or Nowhere Syndicate, the son of Mayson edged right in the closing stages but held on for a neck win over Hell Left Loose.

Murphy later reported “he was off the bridle early and I thought we were in bother but Ronan said he kept picking up and he saw it out well. He said if we step him up to a mile that he might be more comfortable.

“I thought we would get a race out of him on the turf but things just didn’t work out great. Myself and Ronan have been tricking together for a good while but that’s the first winner he’s had with me.”

Quotes from Alan Magee

1st
10/3Fav
Tote €4.80 €1.50
2nd
nk
10/1
€3.00
3rd
1.5L
10/1
€3.20
4th
nk
7/2

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