Tuesday 12 December 2017

Unoccupied seals double for Enright

PHILIP Enright was the jockey to follow at Tramore, where the Tralee native completed an 83/1 double.

First up for Enright was the success of Henry de Bromhead's Cork maiden hurdle winner Starkie, which jumped well throughout in the two mile-novice.

The five-year-old was never headed as he kept up the gallop to beat Willie Mullins' 5/4 favourite Moveable Asset by two lengths.

Enright went on to complete his brace in the beginners' chase aboard 20/1 long shot Unoccupied, and was always travelling well in the rain-softened conditions.

The jockey sent Eoghan O'Grady's charge to the front at the fourth last and he stayed on relentlessly to record an 11-length victory over the fancied Zerkarya.

Dessie Hughes' string has been in great form all season and the Curragh trainer initiated an across-the-card double when Chasing Shadows (6/4) captured the opening two-mile mares' maiden hurdle.

Hughes was later on the mark at Punchestown, where Canaly struck in the hands of Bryan Cooper.

Paul Fahey sent out the last winner of the calendar year as Golden Plan and Kate Harrington took the concluding ladies' bumper. Harrington produced a daring run up the inside rail before drawing five-and-a-half lengths clear.

Irish Independent

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