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Swan has Limerick winner

Charlie Swan enjoyed a 'comeback' winner as Vinciaettis landed the 59 Hospitality Packages At Limerick Racecourse (Pro/Am) Flat Race at Limerick.

Former leading rider Swan retired from full-time training in January, citing dwindling numbers and rising costs, and was having his first runner since with a restricted licence.

Nina Carberry made the running on Swan's charge, who was sent off the 4-5 favourite, and her mount found plenty when asked to pick up, holding the late challenge of Tokenella by three-quarters of a length.

Swan said: "I have mostly point to pointers now and have a couple for bumpers for the moment.

"It's a lot easier now, and at least I don't have to ring owners with bad news any more!"

He added of the winner: "It's always hard to make the running and it was a messy race, but he's a good clear winded horse and will improve a lot for the run.

"He'll probably be sold now, but is also in the Land Rover Bumper (at Punchestown), so that is also a possibility."

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