Moloney opens British account

Paul Moloney, who has ridden “around 200 winners” in Ireland, enjoyed his first success in Britain when guiding Redde to victory in the Racing Post On Saturday Beginners’ Chase at Uttoxeter today.

Paul Moloney, who has ridden “around 200 winners” in Ireland, enjoyed his first success in Britain when guiding Redde to victory in the Racing Post On Saturday Beginners’ Chase at Uttoxeter today.

“I rode a lot of winners for Christy Roche and I was champion amateur when I was with him,” Moloney, 24, said. “I was champion novice point-to-point rider a few years back.

“The last four seasons I’ve been riding in Ireland with an average of about 30 winners every year. I just wanted to come to England and give it a go.

“I was just having a bit of a quiet run back in Ireland the last six months. I wanted to try and improve a bit more and I thought the experience might do me good.

“I can do 10st and Chris Broad will be booking my rides.

“I’ve got contacts back home still. There’s a few horses I’d like to go back and ride during the summer, at Galway and that.”

Larry McGrath was banned for two days (June 5 and 6) for using his whip with excessive frequency and not giving his horse time to respond after finishing second on Able Native in the Peter J Douglas Engineering Super Seller.

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