ORGILGO BAY THE IMPRESSIVE WINNER OF LARTIGUE HURDLE

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ORGILGO BAY THE IMPRESSIVE WINNER OF LARTIGUE HURDLE

DAY 3 OF THE LISTOWEL HARVEST FESTIVAL

The John McConnell trained Orgilgo Bay ran out a hugely impressive winner of The Listowel Races Supporters Club Lartigue Hurdle on the third day of the Listowel Harvest Festival. The four-year-old was partnered to victory by Kevin Sexton and the pair could be called a winner a long way out – the 6/1 shot was full value for five lengths winning margin over Annagh Haven. “It’s great when a plan comes together and I told his owner a while ago that he would win today. I am not sure where he’ll go now but it is a lovely race to win and we will look at some of the better handicap hurdles for him in England either later this year, or we might wait and keep him for something like the County Hurdle at Cheltenham next March” said McConnell.

Hurricane Ridge won for the second time over fences when he accounted for Ballylongford in the John F Maguire Novice Chase for Jessica Harrington and Robbie Power. Colm O’Donoghue’s purple patch continued when he partnered his fourth winner in as many days after he guided the Paul Deegan trained Hassah to a clear cut success in The EBF Irish Stallion Farms Fillies Maiden over her stable companion Magic Of Christmas. “She is a smart filly and it was a case of stage
fright when she was beaten on her debut at The Curragh. She should progress and she looks a nice prospect for next year. She is tall and should improve from two to three” remarked Deegan.

Willie McCreery is another that can do no wrong and he captured the valuable fillies handicap with Kanes Pass, who won for the third time this season after she stuck to her task well under Leigh Roche to beat Empress Toorah. Smuggler’s Cove was the one for money in the opener and the well backed 9/4 favourite landed The Jet O’Carroll Memorial EBF Maiden for Aidan and Joseph O’Brien.Chillie Billie was an all the way winner of The Brandon Hotel Handicap for Ross Coakley and John Larkin. “He’s a grand horse. He was drawn one and he bounced out and did it well. His owner Breen White is from Castleblayney and all he wanted was a winner at Listowel so he made sure he was here today” said Larkin. 16-year-old Aubrey McMahon partnered his first winner on the newcomer Rio Treasure who looked a useful filly when she won the Kerry Petroleum INH Flat Race for trainer Willie Mullins.

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