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Happy Hamilton races back to enjoy Dynamic triumph


Trainer Noel Meade
Trainer Noel Meade

By Ron McKnight

Trainer Brian Hamilton supplied a popular local success when Dynamic Allen, under a very confident ride by Kevin Brouder, claimed the Coors Hurdle at Downpatrick last night.

Dynamic Allen travelled into the race in impressive fashion, leading at the last and going clear.

Downpatrick-based Hamilton said: "I've just got here from the point-to-point at Enniskillen and I watched the race on the phone going through Downpatrick.

"I had a runner in the first race at the point-to-point and had to rush back here to see it.

"She's in again on Wednesday at Punchestown but I don't know - we'll see what way she comes out of that there. She had a few breathing issues so we had to have her wind done a couple of times. Once she sees she is going forward and passing horses she races far better."

Armagh trainer Keith Watson produced Manomine to open his account over hurdles in the long distance handicap following a runaway success in the Charity race at Punchestown last weekend.

The local winner, with Andrew Ring aboard, made all and gamely held the late challenge of Pat's Pearl while favourite Classic Escape finished third.

Watson said: "We were actually about to give up on this horse four or five months ago. We basically pulled him out of a field four weeks ago. He's in at Tramore on Tuesday and Clonmel next Thursday so I say he will turn up for either one."

Navan trainer Noel Meade claimed the opener for the sixth time in the past 10 years.

Monition attempted to make all but Seeyouinvinnys led at the final flight and asserted on the run home.

Meade said: "I was hoping to get soft ground for him somewhere. I always thought he wanted winter ground and that he would be okay when he got winter ground. I was within an ace of taking him out but then thought sure we'll run him."

Well Joey was held up by Adam Short prior to readily making progress to land the handicap chase for trainer Paul Stafford.

My Oakclahome, partnered by Cathal Healy, gave a gritty effort to deny the front running Nabraska to win the hunter chase - favourite Different Spot was pulled up four from home.

The Larne-based Crawford brothers provided the third local winner of the night when Legacy Thor proved the easy winner of the bumper partnered by Ben Crawford for his brother Stuart, the trainer.

Meanwhile, Making Miracles ran the opposition into the ground as he gave course specialist Franny Norton victory in a mud-splattered renewal of the Sportpesa Chester Cup on the Roodee.

Making Miracles (16-1) kept up the gallop to win unchallenged by six lengths from Who Dares Wins.

Jockey Norton said: "I was drawn 16 and they said I couldn't win from there but I had a good, willing partner.

"I was able to go at the fractions I wanted to go and then it was nice and easy.

"When Ryan (Moore, jockey Low Sun) came to me I knew I had a horse underneath me. He won nice and easy."

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