A LOVELY mare from Castlecomer, born and bred on the family farm in Firoda, claimed her first win out of two outings on Monday last as the black and amber bay raided Galway and came back with the goods in a seven furlong sprint.
There may have been no ‘back door’ All-Ireland win for Kilkenny over the Tribesmen on Sunday, but the BackKitchen syndicate helped to to make up for the disappointment of Joe Canning’s last minute equalising free to win at 10-1 in dreadful conditions.
The horse, born to the mare On Duty and reared by Pat and Michael Murphy, had its first outing two weeks ago at Bellewstown and was just caught short. She made no mistake this time around as the BackDoor syndicate, which includes the Murphy brothers, Anthony Morrisson of Christy’s bar in Kilkenny City, Marty Bambrick and Mayo man Martin Munnelly enjoyed their first ever win.
Trained at Dick Donohoe’s stables just outside Goresbridge, the two year old ensured that the black and amber hit back in Galway after the drawn All-Ireland final.
“We were a little bit worried going up, felt that she likes to be on top of the ground and it absolutely lashed here (in Galway) all afternoon. But she came home by a nose and we’re just delighted,” said Michael.
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