Meade and Flanagan double up with The Red Menace

Tue 8th Oct 2019, 16:34

photoThe Red Menace has them in trouble at Ballybrit
©© Photo Healy Racing
By Michael Graham
The Red Menace galloped his rivals into the rain-soaked turf in the Ryans Cleaning Steeplechase at Galway.

The 7/2 shot was another horse to dominate from the front and poured it on the opposition coming into the straight.

He powered home under Sean Flanagan to win by a comprehensive 21 lengths from Charlie Stout (5/2).

Noel Meade said: "I was worried would he go on the ground as he had never ran on it before.

"Previously he dropped out when he got passed, but he jumped brilliantly today and it now looks like that ground is what he wants.

"We were talking about giving him a break but we'll keep going now and three miles is what he wants."

The Red Menace gave Meade and Flanagan doubles on the card as they also landed the opener with Battle Of Midway.

Additional reporting by Tom Weekes

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