McManus bags Galway Plate

McManus bags Galway Plate

Bob Lingo (16-1) stormed clear to give owner JP McManus victory in the Galway Plate.

McManus had seven of the final declarations and while two of those did not take part because of the testing ground, the Grand National-winning owner went one better than last year when Wise Old Owl was runner-up to Blazing Tempo.

It was the same two jockeys who fought out the finish, as last year’s winner Paul Townend set sail for home early on Casey Top but Mark Walsh came between that one and Cross Appeal rounding the turn for home before pulling clear for a five-length success.

Trained by Tom Mullins, who enjoyed great success with Alderwood in the spring, Bob Lingo had run a good race at Fairyhouse in April and had teed himself up for this with a run on the level.

Willie Mullins’ Blackstairmountain ran on from the rear to claim third, just pipping Cross Appeal and Nina Carberry.

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