Miley Shah springs Killarney surprise for Kenny and Fogarty
Published 12/05/2015 | 02:30
Day Two of the Killarney May Festival saw a big surprise in the conditions hurdle as the Joe Kenny-trained 40/1 outsider Miley Shah landed the spoils.
Mikey Fogarty was in the plate and gave the 10-year-old gelding a well-judged ride to steer the longshot to a length and three-quarters victory over 5/6 market leader Ted Veale.
Ruby Walsh was aboard the runner-up and suffered another reversal when the 5/4 favourite for the two-mile-six-furlong maiden hurdle, Children's List, could finish only third to Star Counsel. The 3/1 winner, trained by Edmond Kent, battled well for Davy Russell to get the better of The Gatechecker.
Walsh enjoyed better luck in the novice chase as Tennis Cap justified 5/2 favouritism for Willie Mullins by jumping well and edging out Shesaportrait.
The champion jockey's namesake, Mark Walsh, was also on the mark as he guided the Charles Byrnes-trained Leave At Dawn (2/1 favourite) in the staying handicap hurdle.
Feature event on the card was the McSweeney Arms Hotel Killarney National Handicap Chase, which saw Ravished prevail in the colours of Giggingstown House Stud.
The Mouse Morris-trained 5/2 favourite responded well to Bryan Cooper's urgings up the straight to deny Federici by a half-length, with Leavethelighton three lengths back in third.
Veteran Doneraile, Co Cork handler John Joe Walsh took the training honours with a 441/1 double courtesy of the Brian O'Connell-ridden Monasteradenpauric in the opener and Le Legro's triumph in the bumper.
The venue hosts a seven-race Flat card this evening, which has attracted a strong entry from the Dermot Weld team.
The master of Rosewell House is represented by Postulation in the featured conditions event and this course and distance winner is fancied to land the spoils at the main expense of Bertie Le Belge.
At Limerick, Tony Martin's Dollar And A Dream looks worth following in the two-mile handicap hurlde.