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I’m hoping for 15th time lucky with Echoes but Farout ticks all the boxes

Patrick Mullins


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Farout ticks all the boxes in the Connacht Hotel Handicap. Photo: Sportsfile

Farout ticks all the boxes in the Connacht Hotel Handicap. Photo: Sportsfile

Farout ticks all the boxes in the Connacht Hotel Handicap. Photo: Sportsfile

This will be my 15th attempt to try and win the most valuable amateur race in the calendar. Like a paper cut in the corner of my mouth, it does niggle. But Sir Gordon Richards needed 28 tries to win the Epsom Derby, I tell myself, so on we go again.

Weight seems to be the major factor in this race. Only once in the past twenty years has the winner carried more than 11st1lb, Robbie McNamara on Ghimaar in 2009, but Robbie was always capable of things others aren’t.


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