Gavin Brouder appeared on the roll at Limerick on Tuesday, where he partnered the Aengus King-trained Chainofconsequence to win the two-mile, five-furlong handicap hurdle. In the trainer’s colours, the 25/1 chance entered a length and a half from the Michael McDonagh-trained 100/30 joint favorite Positive Thinker to give the Listowel-conditioned jockey his fourth success of the season.
Gordon Elliott and Jack Kennedy dominated at Thurles on Thursday, winning the first three races on the card. The Goffer, an 11/2 chance in the colors of owner Allan Snow, showed his relish for the track and set the pair up for a fine afternoon as he beat Jonathan Sweeney-trained favorite Churchstonewarrior by two lengths in the 11/ 11. and a quarter of a length in the two-mile, six-furlong Novice Chase. Owned by the Go Go Go Partnership, Arctic Ambition justified his odds of 6/4 favorite with a three-length victory in the handicap chase over the same distance. The seven-year-old came out of the final fence to beat the Willie Austin-trained Beating The Odds in fine style. The Novices’ Hurdle over a trip of nearly three miles was won by three and a quarter lengths by 11/10 favorite Favori De Champdou to complete the Elliott/Kennedy treble. The seven-year-old made much of the running when he saw off Henry de Bromhead’s Harry Des Ongrais, the pair all of 22 lengths in front of the winner’s stablemate Jack In The Box. Tom Cooper and his son Brian combined to take the mares’ maiden hurdle with Sainte Dona, who carried the Whitechurch Stud colors to a 25-length success. The 2/1 favorite made all the running to beat Alice Curran’s Glorious Singer by the biggest margin of the day.
Elliott and Kennedy bagged the first of the weekend’s winners, Dunboyne scoring a clear success in the two-and-a-half-mile handicap chase at Gowran Park on Saturday. A 9/2 chance, the seven-year-old led at the first fence on the right and was clear at the last to score by 10 lengths from the John Flavin-trained Street Value. Phillip Enright won the two-mile hurdle on the Oliver McKiernan-trained Kalanisi Star. A well-backed 2/1 chance, the five-year-old easily beat the Willie Mullins-trained 5/6 favorite Pink In The Park by two and a quarter lengths.
Jack Kennedy took his November tally to a remarkable 22 winners with another double at Navan on Saturday. It’s a race meeting where he and Gordon Elliott generally do terrifically well, and while they were unlucky in the Bar One Racing Troytown Chase feature itself with 3/1 favorite Frontal Assault, the pair were on point with Jungle Prose in the previous two. -six-mile handicap obstacle. Owned by Bull On Syndicate, the seven-year-old registered her fourth consecutive success as she cruised to a one-and-a-half length victory over the Harry Rogers-trained Lord Erskine with fellow winner Bodhisattva half distance in third place. . Kennedy had another comfortable success in the Boardsmill Stud Irish EBF Beginners Chase on 11/10 favorite Fil Dor. The four-year-old led at the final fence and came home four lengths clear over the Willie Mullins-trained Saint Roi, the pair all of 24 lengths in front of the third horse, Gallant John Joe. Gordon Elliott has cheated 37 winners since the beginning of the month.