Friday 24 November 2017

Double delight for Lordan

Richard Forristal

Richard Forristal

Wayne Lordan consolidated his third-place position in the Flat jockeys' championship with a 49/1 double on Lake Louise and Valbucca at Navan.

Trainer Lordan's fellow Cork native Danny O'Sullivan's Lake Louise (9/1) followed up last week's Curragh victory by forging home a couple of lengths clear of the Pat Smullen-ridden Cool Metallic in the nursery.

Bought for just €2,500 by her handler a year ago, the Haatef filly has now earned over €15,000 in prize money. "She could go to Leopardstown on the last day of the season now," Mitchelstown-based O'Sullivan said of his improving juvenile.

Willie McCreery's Valbucca justified 4/1 joint-favouritism under Lordan in the older fillies' handicap, while Jackemil (11/2) prevailed in the three-year-old handicap for John Joe Walsh and Ben Curtis. Jackemil cost Walsh a mere €2,100 as a yearling.

Jim Bolger's Teofilo newcomer Loch Garman (6/1) denied Ballydoyle's odds-on Indian Chief in the mile maiden.

Irish Independent

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