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Sunday 31 August 2014

Doneraile's John Joe Walsh trains Gowran Park winner

Published 31/01/2013 | 14:39

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DONERAILE trainer John Joe Walsh produced a magnificent training performance at the big Thyestes Chase meeting at Gowran Park last Thursday, with top weight 12/1 chance Rory Anna, for owner Mrs W M Fitzpatrick, given a peach of a drive by Declan Bates in the Martinstown opportunity handicap hurdle over 2ml1f.

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The pair raced in mid division before moving smoothly into second three out, and went to the front two out with a super leap. In front coming to the last, and despite not being fluent, he stayed on powerfully for a clearcut and most impressive 4 1/2 length victory from the well supported favourite Barneys Honour.

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