Donal Murphy

Donal Murphy

Heffernan strikes again on All The King's Men

Sun 14th Oct 2018, 14:41

All The King's Men (right) is ridden out by Seamie Heffernan
© Photo Healy Racing

Fresh from his big wins on Low Sun and Norway at Newmarket yesterday, Seamie Heffernan struck again at Navan this afternoon, as he guided All The King's Men to victory in the Listed Irish Stallion Farms EBF Legacy Stakes.

Successful on his penultimate start at Naas, the son of No Nay Never since finished fifth in the Blenheim Stakes at Fairyhouse.

Having opened at 10/1 this afternoon, the Aidan O'Brien trained victor eventually went off at 8s, and was sent straight to the front by Heffernan.

He was ridden over a furlong from home, and kept on well from there to score comfortably by a length and three parts.

Recon Mission (7/1) took second under Leigh Roche for Michael O'Callaghan, while Eclipse Storm (8/1) was another half a length back in third.

Never No More, also trained by O'Brien, was sent off the even money favourite, and he finished a disappointing seventh.

Heffernan said afterwards: "He's a winner and he's been working a little bit better than he's been running. The No Nay Never's enjoy racing, and I'd say you can run them often. He's a stallion I like."

Additional reporting by Alan Magee

THE IRISH TIMES