The Last Hurrah looks another for Harrington

JESSICA Harrington, who has her horses in terrific shape right now, holds a strong hand with The Last Hurrah and Atelios in the featured Dawn Milk Run Handicap Hurdle at the final stage of the Killarney Festival this afternoon.

The Last Hurrah comes here at the peak of his powers and is nap material. He got off the mark over flights at Punchestown back in April when taking a 22-runner event by two and a half lengths.

A rise of 7lbs could not be described as harsh. The In The Wings gelding was then given a little break, before returning on the flat at the Curragh earlier this month.

Contesting a very competitive 12 furlongs Premier handicap, the six-year-old finished a neck second to Telemachus.

Atelios was in the process of launching his challenge at Limerick, race won by Young Elodie, when blundering badly two out. He is one of a number of dangers, but it has to be bang-in-form The Last Hurrah.

Gunnison and Barry Geraghty rate a safe wager in the opening Colm Foley Memorial Novice Hurdle. This is a weak race and his half a length defeat of Arctic Spectacle at Fairyhouse gives Eoin Griffin's charge a clear edge.

Willie Mullins is doubly-represented in the Bumper and Hollywood Lad, the mount of his son, Patrick, looks easily the better prospect. It has taken a little while for the penny to drop with the five-year-old, but he battled well to beat All Noble at Gowran Park and can go in again.

Glenhaven Man may take the first division of the Aghadoe Heights Hotel Handicap Hurdle. Nibbled at in the market at Wexford last time, he lost any chance when almost on the floor at the sixth. Ruby Walsh is a significant booking.

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