Wednesday 1 June 2016

Doneraile's John Joe Walsh trains Gowran Park winner

Published 31/01/2013 | 14:39

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.

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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