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Headford Flyer seals Wexford brace for in-form McNamara

Andrew McNamara landed a double at Wexford highlighted by the victory of Headford Flyer in a dramatic beginners' chase.

The Eoghan O'Grady-trained eight-year-old looked hard pressed to stay in contention when the race hotted up, but Ainm Spartacus fell when in front three out and Better Times broke down badly on the home bend.

McNamara kept Headford Flyer going and the 11/2 chance caught Mayo Mystique after jumping the final fence to score by a length and a quarter.

The jockey had earlier won on the Tom Foley-trained Golanbrook, which took the feature race, the Black Point Handicap Hurdle.

Paul Carberry rode a typically patient race before winning the Cahore Point Handicap Hurdle on Adrian Murray's Fairymount Lord, while Declan Bates was in the plate for David Kelly's Good Luck Chuck's victory in the Broomhill Point Handicap Chase.

Champion jockey elect Davy Russell took the Ingard Point Maiden Hurdle, leading all the way on the Paul Nolan-trained Big Generator. The top team of Willie and Patrick Mullins took the mares' bumper with the favourite Letherbelucky.

Irish Independent