National glory for Brady
Duroob gave enthusiastic trainer Oliver Brady reason to cheer when landing a gamble in the Toals Bookmaker Ulster Grand National at Downpatrick.
The admirable Selection Box put up a bold display from the front end in the three-and-a-half-mile contest, but he was passed by both favourite Talab and Carsonstown Boy after the final obstacle.
Duroob (8-1) came by them all, however, under Adrian Heskin to land the prize by three lengths going away.
Brady said: "I've had that horse six years. He handles the track well.
"The wee horse is crying out for a trip. He's won four hurdles and that's his first chase win. I'll see where the handicapper puts him, but he would win the Irish Grand National! He jumps like a buck.
"I had a heart attack on January 5. Three weeks ago the doctors told me I would never see another winner never mind a racetrack, but Jesus is with me.
"The owner (Rita Shah) was after a new car and I promised her she would have a new Mercedes by the end of March!"