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Ted Veale turns back the clock for another Listowel triumph

Ted Veale won at the Harvest Festival for the third time with a stirring performance in the Guinness Handicap at Listowel.

Tony Martin's admirable veteran struck at this meeting in 2012 and 2015, and has been in decent form over obstacles of late.

Ibsen looked the likely winner when heading All's Quiet inside the final quarter-mile, but Oisin Orr took aim at him on Ted Veale (6-1), who finished strongly to get up by half a length.

Martin said: "He's a great, honest horse and has been around a long time. He never runs a bad race or lets us down. I wish we had a few more like him, and I'm delighted for John Breslin, who is a great owner.

"Its a great pot to win. You can run him on the Flat, over hurdles or fences. We had a bit of trouble with him last year and he didn't run from Galway to Galway. He got badly cut into but is after repaying us again.

"Oisin is an excellent rider. I use him a lot and I think he's going to be one of the stars of the future."

Dylan Hogan was seen to good effect on Not A Bad Oul Day in the Bank Of Ireland Handicap.

The 7lb claimer made the running on John Feane's 10-1 shot and got the fractions spot-on because his partner had plenty of petrol for the business end, and he disposed of Tribal Path by a length and a half.

Feane said: "I'm not sure where he will go next. There are a few options and there is a chance he could go to Chester in a few weeks.

"He always makes his own gallop and if they want to go with him they can. He broke them today and got away, and it's hard to get back on that ground.

"I told Dylan to keep one off the fence and he's done it perfect. There is a little highway there, although there is not much of it and it could be gone after that."

Time Queen and Highway To Heaven took part in a real battle in the straight for the Foran Equine Irish EBF Auction Fillies Maiden.

However, they were both collared by Gavin Cromwell's debutant Lady Camelot (9-1), whose head was put in front on the line by Shane Foley.

Foley said: "She jumped well from the gates and got a nice position.

"Gavin said she had plenty done but it's hard on two-year-olds in that ground. It's very tacky and holding ground but they are getting through it."

Lord Erskine is a much-improved animal and justified 7-4 favouritism in the John & Terry Moriarty Memorial Handicap.

Harry Rogers' gelding was up 13lb for last month's Roscommon success but beat Shoulda Lied by three and three-quarter lengths.

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