Heskin adds to growing reputation as he powers False Economy to easy success

ADRIAN HESKIN added to his growing reputation when powering False Economy, backed from 7-1 to 5’s, to an easy victory in the opening maiden hurdle at Tipperary last night.

Heskin swept the Michael Hourigan-trained Orpen gelding ahead between the final two flights to beat Shady Gloom by seven lengths.

Said Hourigan: “He got hurt in a Thurles bumper and wasn’t right the following day. He will probably make a summer horse and could run on the flat at Clonmel next Thursday.”

A big gamble on Liam Burke’s Ordinary Man was sunk without trace, after he failed to threaten the leaders through the final half mile.

Ordinary Man was taken at 5-1 and 4-1 in the morning and from 11-4 to 11-8 on course.

“I haven’t had a winner on the track since before Christmas”, remarked a relieved Terence O’Brien, after his Castle Anshan had done the business in the Kedrah House Stud Well Chosen Handicap Hurdle.

Davy Condon committed the 16-1 shot five from home and Castle Anshan answered the call in the straight to hold Tipper Road by a length.

“He had a couple of fierce disappointing runs, but then we found a back problem”, reported O’Brien.

“We had it treated and he’s turned inside out over the last six weeks. We’ll find another handicap and he’ll probably keep going for the summer.”

Wickham Street was virtually backed to the exclusion of everything else in the first division of the Glenview and Rathbarry Studs Beginners Chase and justified the support in style.

Hammered from 9-4 to evens, Tommy Stack’s charge travelled smoothly throughout and had taken the measure of Holy Road when that one departed at the final fence.

Fozzy Stack, representing his father, said: “It was a big help when the second favourite (Prince Roco) fell. He likes that ground and will keep going through the summer.”

David Marnane saddled his first winner over fences when Hampstead Heath landed the second section of the same contest.

He dived at the last fence, but, rather remarkably, got to the other side without too much trouble and went away on the flat to beat Glacial Promise.

Hampstead Heath was partnered by 26-year-old James Casey, whose third winner this was, the previous two coming in bumpers.

Commented Marnane: “Things just haven’t gone right for him on the flat, but that is the first time he’s got his ground since winning over hurdles.”

Fiddlededee toyed with the opposition on the way to taking the p2p Mares’ Point-To-Point Bumper.

She was pulling double over her opponents a long way out and was able to cruise clear over a furlong down in the hands of Joe Burns.

Trainer, Gerard Quirk, said: “I don’t know what we’ll do now, we will probably wait for a bit of soft ground.’

The Glenview and Rathbarry Studs Novice Hunters Chase produced an impressive winner in the Willie Austin-trained Mossey Joe.

Unbeaten in two points and partnered by Damien Skehan, he jumped on three from home to score unextended by 11 lengths.

“He has been in a long time and will probably go to grass now and come back chasing next season”, said Austin.

Pallasmore, off the track since unseating his rider at Ffos Las back in November, cropped up at 14-1 in the Portrait Gallery At Kilfeacle Stud Handicap Chase.

A welcome turn for trainer, Paul Flynn, Pallasmore was allowed stride on heading to the fourth last by Michael Darcy to beat well-backed favourite, Rathnaskillogue. The Summer National at Kilbeggan is now the plan.

Bookmakers ended their night with a screamer when Our Only Option, a 25-1 shot, stayed on doggedly for Declan Queally to win the concluding point-to-point Bumper for colts and geldings.

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