Congratulations to Dessie Hughes who won the City Publicans Charity Hurdle 4yo plus in Galway last week with Bryan Cooper on Captain Arceus who won by three and a quarter lengths. This was Bryans’ first win since returning after he suffered a broken leg in May at Down Royal and was absent for four months. Dessie and Bryan also had another winner in the Kerry Ingredients & Flavours 3yo Hurdle in Listowel with Guitar Pete. He jumped well winning by two and a half lengths considering this was his first time at hurdling compared to flat racing and made a successful conversion. Jockey Bryan said after the win, “We always thought a lot of him from day one when he schooled as a two-year-old. He really took to them [hurdles] from an early stage.”
We would like to wish Dessie Hughes a speedy recovery after his recent surgery and to Bryan Cooper, good luck for the season.