to Dessie Hughes on another successful win with Golden Wonder in the Perfect
Pint Beginners Superchase in Galway, winning by 3 1/2 lengths with R Loughran
in torrential rain. Dessie said after, "He won on good at Bellewstown and
I thought he'd struggle out there today. It's good to see him do that though as
he's going to need to handle that ground through the winter."
Dessie has also had successes throughout August with Flanagans
Field, ridden to first place by R Loughran in Kilbeggan on his first attempt at
hurdles in the Betpack Maiden Hurdle, winning by 9 lengths. Dessie said of the
win afterwards “He ran respectable in bumpers but hurdling would seem to be his
game.” Also in Kilbeggan, Lady of Glencoe was 3rd and New River 4th in the
Michael Car Sales (Mares) Novice Hurdle. Back Before Dawn was a neck back in
3rd in the Tom Birmingham Menswear INH Flat Race with M P Fogarty.
the Tramore Fruity
Stakes Handicap cap 4yo plus, Chill was 3rd with C P Hoban, two
and a quarter lengths back. Captain Arceus 2nd, was three-quarters of a length
behind with B J Geraghty in Bellewstown Bookmakers
Mullacurry Cup Handicap Hurdle 4yo plus. Mr Duffy was 2nd in the
totepool Handicap chase class 5 for 4yo plus in Cartmel with P J Brennan. Guitar
Pete came 3rd, one and a quarter lengths behind with N G McCullagh
in Ballinrobe, David Heneghan Memorial Handicap 3yo plus. Also in Ballinrobe,
Dale Street was 2nd with M Darcy in the Ballinrobe On Course Vets
Beginners Steeplechase 4yo plus. Indian Icon was 3rd under C R King
in Killarney in the Colin Counihan Tarmac Handicap 3yo plus.