Davy Russell (left) drives Tofino Bay home to get the better of Tony McCoy and Like Your Style in the Troytown Chase at Navan
The achievements of Bolger, who completed a double with Whipless
(apprentice Ronan Whelan's first winner of the season) in the Horse Racing Ireland Pensioners Handicap, were overshadowed, numerically, by Dermot Weld and Pat Smullen who completed a fine treble with course specialist Famous Name, Yellow Rosebud and Show Court.
Jim Bolger thought highly enough of Whipless
to run him in the Group One Grand Criterium at Longchamp on Arc day a fortnight ago.
is a danger here despite having to carry top weight.
Factory Bacardi showed Rebecca Baker's victory last week was no flash in the pan, responding to Becky's whipless
urgings by charging round the outside to snatch an open handicap heat.
Jim Bolger relies on Whipless
and has an excellent recent record in the contest, writes Johnny Ward.
How else could one hope to successfully fend off dying of thirst without a personal interpreter for a new vocabulary that contains words and phrases like barista, breve, con parma, crAme, demitasse, doppio, wet cap, grande, latte, lungo, macchiato, tall, whipless
, with room and with wings.
Trained by Joanna Morgan (above), this daughter of Bachelor Duke made a satisfactory debut when sixth to Whipless
at the Curragh and stepped-up on that effort when caught late and beaten a half-length by Anam Allta in another six-furlong maiden at headquarters.
He is the most whipless
jockey I know and that was a great ride from him [at Salisbury].
A THREE-RACE maiden, runner-up to Robin Hood over seven furlongs in Galway, failed by the narrowest margin to catch Whipless
(raced on opposite sides of the track) in a six-furlong Curragh maiden, the pair finishing clear of the third.
The Tory backbenches were packed with sacked ministers, whipless
wonders, Maastricht rebels.
TOWCESTER, the track campaigning for whipless
races, should "get their house in order" producing firm going rather than continuing to press for its races to be staged under hands and heels rules, leading jumps trainer Alan King said yesterday.