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Here gets on the board for O'Neill

Get Me Out Of Here finally landed the decent prize his consistent efforts have deserved when winning the Grade Two Keelings Irish Strawberry Hurdle at Fairyhouse.

The eight-year-old has finished runner-up at the last three Cheltenham Festivals, as well as in this season's Betfair Hurdle, and made up ground effortlessly turning for home under Tony McCoy.

With favourite Oscars Well disappointing, it was long-time leader Tofino Bay who led into the straight but he had no answer to the winner, who went three and three-quarter lengths clear. Oilily ran on for third.

McCoy said: "I'm glad for the horse - he deserved it. He's been running consistently well in all those big handicaps. The conditions of this race suited him."

Trainer Jonjo O'Neill added: "He's a great horse really and it's lovely to see him win a race like that after all those seconds. AP knows him really well and he might go to Punchestown. I think he'll get three miles."


From Belfast Telegraph