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Downey Powers His Way Through At Fairyhouse

Captain Power (with Kilcock jockey Robbie Downey onboard) justified 9/4 favourtism to come through the eye of a needle and win the featured six furlong handicap at Fairyhouse yesterday.

Downey onboard Captain Power

A previous winner at the County Meath venue, Edward Lynam’s charge had seemingly nowhere to go as Palavicini Run challenged the pace-setting Geological a furlong out.

However, Downey managed to squeeze the five-year-old between that pair and he picked up nicely to score by three-quarters of a length from Palavicini Run.

It was Downey’s 4th winner onboard Captain Power as he pointed out on his Instagram feed last night; “4th win on this legend Captain Power”.

Trainer Lynam was in optimistic mood after the victory; “It’s good to get. Punters are sharper than me as I thought he was bad value at 5/2 favourite”

“He’s been a bit of a bookmakers friend the last few times. I suppose he’s a bookmakers friend today too as he (the Powers) owns him!

“Robbie gave him a very good ride. He’s not simple and we took the hood off today. He’s always been a highly strung individual and wore the hood for a reason.

“We took it off him because he was nearly doing the job too well. When you were pressing button A you were getting button B.

“He battled it out well today and seems to like going around a bend. He’s won twice here and twice at Leopardstown.

“It panned out well and we’ll try and find another handicap for him. He wins one or two a year. Last year he won two and they took one off me.

“We’ll try and win two again this year. People tell me he’ll get seven but I’m not so sure.”

There’s A Goose Loose About The House

Owned, trained and ridden by 3 Kilcock men, Western Goose was a popular winner around the North Kildare town this afternoon when the 10 year old mare stormed to victory in the 2m, 4f handicap hurdle at Fairyhouse.

The 16/1 shot, ridden by 7lb claimer Barry Browne, stalked the leaders before getting on terms 3 out and was travelling smoothest of all when she took the lead approaching the penultimate hurdle. After that it was a case of how far and when Browne said go, The Goose responded in kind, pulling clear on the run in to win by 5 lengths to Crack On Corrie in 2nd, with Like A Flash back in 3rd.

Lead in by Laura Ward, Browne and Western Goose were given a warm welcome party by members of the Cill Choca Syndicate and winning trainer Vincent Ward.