Punchestown win for Tralee jockey Bryan Cooper

TRALEE jockey Bryan Cooper scored his final win of what has been a truly remarkable and outstanding 2012 at Punchestown races on Monday last, new year's eve, on 9/1 chance Canaly, for his retaining stable of Dessie Hughes in the 2ml 4f handicap hurdle.

Always prominent, he raced in third at halfway and challenged for the lead three out. Taken to the front into the straight he was strongly driven to stay on really well to record a well earned two length win from Mallowney.