Jockey Kelly bags second winner in three days

Fri 22nd Nov 2019, 20:39

photoLord Rapscallion
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By Tom Weekes
Shane Kelly bagged his second winner in three days as the jockey landed the iCopy Handicap at Dundalk today on the Johnny Murtagh trained Lord Rapscallion.

The son of Alhebayeb edged left in the closing stages, checking runner-up Calling Time which in turn hampered third-placed Phoenix Open and while a Stewards' Enquiry was later called, the result was left stand.

Kelly steered Yuften to a Claimer success at the venue on Wednesday and following his later success said “it's been a great week and a few more weeks like that coming up to Santy will do!

“I got him out of the gates, which was a big thing with him, and got him into a good possy.

“I probably hit the front too soon on him because as soon as I did he drifted off to the left. He won well but was just idling a small bit with me and I would have liked to get there a bit later.”

Quotes from Gary Carson

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