By Dan Walsh
Just one big Wexford story from day two (Wednesday) of the Punchestown Festival was the success of Foxy Jack in the Grade A Guinness Handicap Chase giving Adamstown jockey Jonathan (Jonny) Moore a well-deserved winner.
Moore took a fall a few days before Cheltenham and suffered an injury, declared himself unfit to ride at the festival, and missed out on two victories as horses he should have ridden for his Meath yard of Gavin Cromwell were winners!
Speaking afterwards Moore said; “In fairness to Mouse (Morris, winning trainer) he told me that with this fella and his light weight to go and make the running and that he wouldn’t be far away. He thought he would be in the shake up and credit to him and his team for getting him here right.
“It was great for the team (Gavin Cromwell — two winners) and everyone involved over at Cheltenham, the owners too deserved it, but it was probably the toughest month of my life when all that was going on (sidelined with injury and missed out).
“I’m just a lucky boy to be in the position I’m in — to ride those horses on their big days. I rode the winner of this race five years ago and it’s great to do it again.”