Elliott bags Munster prize

Aforementioned claimed top accolades for Gordon Elliott in the JT McNamara Ladbrokes Munster National with Limerick.

The Cullentra handler saddled two runners in the bid to land a reward he last won with double Grand National hero Tiger Move in 2016, with Aforementioned joined up with by stable companion Roaring Half truths.

Given a fine trip by 7lb claimer Gavin Brouder, 6/1 shot Aforementioned battled their way to the front in the straight plus saw off the challenge of Portmore Lough by two and a half measures.

“That’s definitely a profession highlight and I grew up dreaming of these types of big days as a jockey, inch said Brouder.

“I had a very bad concussion from the fall (from today’s runner-up Portmore Lough) at the Galway Festival (in July) and I was lucky in order to get away with that.

“Today’s race panned out beautifully with regard to him and it happened easily to get him. ”

Our Sister Sarah provided Willie Mullins with a third straight victory within the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Cailin Alainn Mares Hurdle.

Paul Townend’s mount was the 2/5 favourite to follow in the hoofprints associated with Robin De Carlow and Pay attention Dear by claiming this Outlined prize and ultimately got the work done with the minimum of fuss, arriving home 10 lengths clear of stablemate Shanning.

“The cheek-pieces sharpened up her jumping in early stages. She got a horrible fall in Leopardstown last year and was brought lower in Cheltenham so might have dropped her confidence a bit, ” mentioned Townend.

“She had been entitled to win today and I has been impressed with her. ”

Rank outsider Formal Purchase was a 40/1 winner of the Outlined Bluegrass Horse Feed Novice Challenge.

Sean Flanagan had been hard at work from the home switch aboard Matthew Smith’s charge, yet he responded generously on the run-in to get up by half the length from Fairyhill Run.

Hot favourite Commandingpresence is at a narrow lead when a crash out at the final flight.

Smith said: “I skipped what happened at the last, but Sean (Flanagan) said Bryan Cooper (on eventual runner-up Fairyhill Run) believed he had Rachael (Blackmore, on Commandingpresence) beaten. He (Formal Order) bounced back well, stayed well and found well.

“I informed Sean going out not to worry about their price as I thought he defeat two good horses the last time. ”

Flanagan bending up in the following Patrickswell First Hurdle, with Noel Meade’s Cask Mate making a successful return through 1, 020 days on the sidelines.

The jockey continued to complete a treble aboard Holly de Bromhead’s Visioman in the Limerick Rated Chase. Flanagan was browsing for Rachael Blackmore, who was down after that fall in the first competition.

“He jumped amazing and Sean gave him an excellent ride – it is frustrating to get Rachael, but is great for Sean plus I’m delighted for the Halsalls (owners), ” said De Bromhead.

Regarding Visioman, he additional: “It was hard to believe rising the back straight that he could grab the leader Djingle, but the pace they will went, you’d always hope it may happen.

“Today was your plan for the moment and we’ll observe what the handicapper thinks. We might provide him a break and bring him back again for the spring and he could be one particular for the Topham (at Aintree). inch

Blackmore was one of many jockeys in the wars, with Jack port Kennedy and Davy Russell each taken to hospital for precautionary x-rays on suspected collarbone and glenohumeral joint injuries respectively.