Friday 23 February 2018

Doc Holliday hits the mark to seal Lynam double

Thomas Kelly

EDDIE LYNAM landed a double at Dundalk, completed by the success of Doc Holliday in the Dundalk Stadium On Facebook Rated Race.

Robbie Downey has been making a name for himself and the claimer was on board the 2/1 favourite, which was following up a narrow success on the track last month.

Lynam's Mr Good Guy (3/1) was smartly away under Pat Smullen in the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Maiden to lead all the way.

Odds-on favourite Kernoff threw down a strong challenge in the straight, but Mr Good Guy pulled out more and was always doing enough to win, getting home by a length.

Smullen doubled up when Willie McCreery's giant four-year-old debutant Kavaco (9/4) took the Crowne Plaza Hotel Race & Stay Maiden, running on strongly to score by a length and a half after travelling sweetly into the lead on the turn into the straight.

There was a controversial finish to the Dundalk Stadium Light Up Your Night Handicap when Shane Foley forced his way through a narrow gap in the final furlong to win by three-quarters of a length on Rummaging, doing runner-up Antiquus no favours in the process.

Mick Halford's 6/4 favourite missed the kick and arrived with plenty in the locker, but nowhere to go, and the stewards decided the jockey was careless in getting through, suspending him for five days, but allowing the result to stand.

Irish Independent

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