Celebrating Easter at the races

By Dan Walsh

The big Easter Monday racing interest centred on the Irish Grand National meeting at Fairyhouse where long shots prevailed and odds-on favourites lost out, but Wexford interests were served well at three venues.

JAMIE CODD … a bumper winner at Fairyhouse on Easter Monday.

At Fairyhouse Colm Murphy’s Killena, Gorey, stables enjoyed success with Mac’s Charm ridden by Brian Hayes in the handicap chase who did the business by two and a quarter lengths.

Jamie Codd captured the National day bumper on Firefox (evens favourite) for Gordon Elliott.

Barry O’Neill travelled to Cork and teamed up with Jim Dreaper on Lar’s Lass (13/2) and came home four and a half lengths to the good in the hunter’s chase.

They raced at Loughanmore in East Antrim on Saturday and were back to the same track today. Cormac Doyle raised the Wexford flag in the auction race for four year old maidens with Getaway Glory, ridden by Ross Sugrue in the colours of the Monbeg Farm Racing Partnership, beating Benny Walsh’s Skin Full by one and a half lengths.

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