Jonathan Moore enjoyed a profitable afternoon at Tramore as he rode two winners – one of which he part-owns.
The jockey initiated his Tuesday double on the Sean Doyle-trained Tomgarrow, who was a 12-1 shot for the Lengthen The Odds With BetVictor Maiden Hurdle.
Making his first appearance under rules, having only hinted at ability in the point-to-point sphere, the five-year-old hit the front on the run to the final flight and found plenty for pressure to prevail by three lengths from The Artful Roger.
Doyle said: “That was a great performance – and it’s great for Johnny (Moore), who has a share in him with me.
“He had a lovely run the first day this season in Loughrea, where he finished second. He is a horse who has showed us loads and loads of ability, but my horses just got sick over the winter – and things didn’t go his way.
“He loves that good ground and he could be real good novice hurdler. Whatever he does over hurdles, he’ll definitely be a very good chaser.
“He will probably go to Doncaster next week to the sales, but if he is not sold it won’t be the end of the world. He’ll be a lovely horse for the summer.”
Moore added: “I have a share in Tomgarrow. He always shows plenty at home, and it’s great to get a win with him.
“He’s for sale now.”
The rider was on the mark again an hour later, steering Gavin Cromwell’s Allduckornodinner (9-2) to a half-length verdict over Presenting Point in the BetVictor Proudly Supporting Irish Racing Handicap Hurdle.
He added: “He was good and brave for me everywhere. I knew he’d battle, and we got into a ding-dong battle from the back of the third-last.
“He probably jumped his way out of trouble and was very good.”
Colenso landed the most valuable race on the card – the 15,000 euro BetVictor Guaranteed Run For Your Money Handicap Hurdle.
The 5-1 shot had provided trainer Pat Flavin with his first winner on the track since May 2011 when striking at Wexford last month, and followed up in fine style in the hands of Danny Mullins.
John Flavin, the winning trainer’s son, said: “We got him at the sales in Newmarket last year, and I knew the minute that I rode him that he wasn’t too bad, so we gave him plenty of time.
“He won all right in Wexford the last day, and I was just hoping that he would step up today.
“He is still learning the way. We’ve got two wins out of him now, and if we could get another it would be great.”
Tiantu was a 7-2 winner of the Follow BetVictorRacing On Twitter Beginners Chase for Paul Power, while Philip Rothwell landed the Over 1000 Games At BetVictor Casino Handicap Chase with 12-1 shot Shanklys Dawn.
Rothwell is a Cheltenham Festival-winning trainer, but has endured a lean few years.
He said: “It’s great to get a few winners again. The horses have been running well all year, but we probably just don’t have the standard of horses that we can really compete with.
“We will be quiet enough for the summer, but we have some very nice horses for the winter – if I can manage to keep going to get there!”
The Pat Doyle-trained Myrons (5-4) sent favourite backers home happy with victory in the concluding Choose Your Horse With BetVictor’s Betfinder Maiden Hunters Chase.