Latest Racing News
Lyons completes 29-1 Leopardstown double
GER LYONS was thinking about warmer climates for Piri Wango after he had rallied under Emmet McNamara to thwart Flic Flac by half a length in the 7f handicap.
"He went into the race rated 97 and that win will get him to over 100 which means he will be okay for Dubai in the New Year. That's the plan and he should make into a very nice four year old. I was so close to pulling him out because of the ground,” said Lyons who may go the Group 3 route with the son of Choisir.
Lyons also took the finale, the 1m 2f apprentice handicap, with Phantom Of Plenty who scored by nine lengths under Gary Phillips.
“The boy rides well and has a good tactical sense,” said Lyons whose former apprentices, Danny Benson, was on the mark in the 6f handicap, scoring on the Pat Flynn-trained 20-1 shot Bonnie Acclamation.
What Style, trained by John Oxx for Chris Jones, took the 7f two year old fillies maiden, Making her debut, the daughter of Teofilo scored by half a length under Niall McCullagh, deputising for the sidelined Johnny Murtagh.
"She hasn't any big entries yet but we'll put her in a few good races. She was a bit green and will improve on better ground,” Oxx said of the winner.
Having failed to stay 1m 4f at Galway on her previous start, Circle benefited from the drop down to 7f when making all under Joseph O'Brien for a three-quarter length win in the 7f three year old and upwards maiden.