Lucky but Enright finally gets a Listowel win

Lucky but Enright finally gets a Listowel win

Bamako Moriviere and Ruby Walsh come to grief at the last ©Healy Racing Photos Tralee man Philip Enright had a moment to treasure riding his first winner at Listowel, albeit in very fortuitous circumstances, aboard Alto Esqua in the John F. McGuire Beginners Chase. The well fancied Roconga fell early but that was only the start of the drama. Favourite Capital Force came down four out leaving Bamako Moriviere with what seemed like a race winning lead. With an unassailable advantage Ruby Walsh’s mount was claimed by the final fence leaving 11/2 shot Alto Esqua to come home in front of outsiders, Hand Of The King (50/1) and Well Joey (33/1). Four lengths and thirty three lengths split the first three home. Paddy Power paid out on Bamako Moriviere as a ‘justice payout’ — singles and multiples with no limit on the stake. “He hit the last with a round to go. He seemed to jump really well afterwards and we would have been more than happy with second place. But they are there to be jumped and if you get it on a plate you have to take it,” said winning trainer Charles Byrnes.  “I’m delighted for the owner (Martin White) as he has a good few horses with me and it’s our first winner in a while.  “We didn’t really fancy him today but a win is a win and we’re delighted. We’ll run him in a novice chase now and see where we go from here.  “Going in the race, I’d have been delighted if he had finished in the first three or four. He spent the month of July schooling at Clonshire (Equestrian Centre) with Dan Foley and I was delighted with the way he jumped today.” (TW & EM)
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South East tops Maze in South West

South East (Kevin Manning) stays on too powerfully for Maze Runner (Chris Hayes) ©Healy Racing Photos Jim Bolger and Kevin Manning continued a productive few days when South East landed the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Median Auction Maiden (Plus 10 Race) at Listowel. Willie Mullins’ Maze Runner was the one for money here, and that Authorized gelding went off the 5/4 favourite under Chris Hayes. The ‘jolly’ was slowly into stride and was switched right to the outer after a furlong. He raced towards the rear and made his ground approaching the straight. However Maze Runner couldn’t live with South East who asserted in the closing stages for a two and three parts of a length win. “Ground conditions are very tough and he got through it pretty well,” said Manning. “He’s a big strong horse and had experience and fitness on his side. That experience was a huge plus out there.” (TW & EM)
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Review listowel 12th Sep

On The Go Again transferred his excellent Flat form to the NH sphere by triumphing in the Liam Healy Memorial Lartigue Hurdle at Listowel. Successful twice in the space of three days on the level at the end of last month, the Michael Mulvany-trained 7-2 favourite had fitness on his side for what turned out to be a war of attrition. He got the better of a battle with Mischievious Max, who rallied late but fell a neck short, with Ex Patriot running a blinder under a big weight for third. Knowing You has a bright future judging by the way she stuck her neck out to land the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Fillies Handicap. Dermot Weld’s 11-4 favourite proved she handles testing conditions when making it second-time lucky at Roscommon last month, and she defied an initial mark of 82 to dispose of Rosin Box by a length and three-quarters. Tonkin (9-4) trounced his opponents in the Jet O’Carroll Memorial Irish EBF Maiden. Patrick Prendergast’s youngster chased home subsequent Group Three runner-up Kew Gardens on his first taste of competitive action and built on that to hand out an eight-and-a-half-length beating to favourite Harbour Approach. The mile of the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Median Auction Maiden took some getting for the juveniles but South East showed a good attitude to break his duck. Kevin Manning had a double handful on the 4-1 chance turning for home and while Maze Runner was a persistent nuisance down the straight, South East was too strong and scored by two and three-quarter lengths. Capital Force’s fall four out left the John F. McGuire Beginners Chase at the mercy of Bamako Moriviere but he came down at the last, with Alto Esqua (11-2) the chief beneficiary. Youceeyouceecee (6-1) was a popular winner of the Brandon Hotel Handicap, while Sand Fly made a successful debut in the Kerry Petroleum Flat Race.
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