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Success for Dessie and Bryan - 16th September 2013
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.