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    Brideswell Lad wins honours at Killarney National
Brideswell Lad wins honours at Killarney National
Seamus Neville, J J Slevin and Brideswell Lad. Source: irishracing.com

Brideswell Lad wins honours at Killarney National

The Wexford racer and owner Seamus Neville defeated fellow County resident J. J. Slevin in the Tote Killarney National Handicap Chase, which was the second-to-last race of the day at the Kerry racecourse. For his ties in the southeast, Brideswell Lad took the necessary action. There was a ten-minute delay in the off-time because True Faith had to be reshod before the race.

Regretfully, for those connected to the long-gone True Faith, he suffered a severe fall at the second last with a circuit remaining. Rachael Blackmore getting up after her horrifying-looking spill was a relief.

In terms of business, Stealthy Tom was defeated by Brideswell Lad (20/1) by a length and three parts. They left favourite Midnight Our Fred four and three parts of a length back in third.

"That was lovely and staying is his game. He has a staying pedigree and two-and-a-half miles was too tight for him the last day," said Neville. "He travelled well throughout, J.J. was very pleased with him and gave him a brilliant ride. That was nice to get at the start of the new season but it might be the end for him for a while. He has been on the go a while so might get a break and the Kerry National would be in mind."

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