Saturday 24 February 2018

Discoteca seals double for Russell

Champion jockey Davy Russell was the man to follow at Ballinrobe last night as the Cork rider landed an 11/1 double.

Russell's first victory came courtesy of Michael Flannery's Lean Times in the Mulholland Bookmakers Maiden Hurdle.

The 3/1 favourite was sent straight to the front by Russell and went on to beat the fast-finishing Flaming Hymm by a length.

Gordon Elliott's Discoteca caused a minor upset when providing Russell with his second winner in the Tipperary Water Hurdle. Ruby Walsh's mount Darroun was the favourite but Discoteca enjoyed a ready success.

On the Flat, Adrian McGuinness' Beau Michael defied top weight under Ian Brennan in the opening staying handicap -- the gelding's first success since October 2010.

Jimtown enjoyed a step up in trip when scoring in the auction maiden over nine furlongs as Declan McDonogh drove Kevin Prendergast's 4/1 chance clear of Leyland.

The Kevin Condon-trained Mojita bounced back from a disappointing last start to claim a second career win in the EBF (Fillies) Race. Shane Foley guided the four-year-old to a three-and-three-quarter-length victory over Dermot Weld's Cloudracer.

Irish Independent

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