15 May 2018

A return to good ground brought out the best in Enda Bolger’s BALLYOISIN (IRE), as he thoroughly impressed in Monday’s Grade 3 Chase at Killarney. The improving seven-year-old was sent off favourite under JP McManus’ number one, Barry Geraghty, who rode him to make all in the two and a half mile contest. Jumping faultlessly throughout, he looked a likely winner on the turn for home and ran home strongly to extend his lead to nine and a half lengths on the line.

Bolger afterwards commented, “BALLYOISIN (IRE) is an improving horse and ground is key. He got a lovely ride from Barry and jumps like a stag out of that ground. He has a very high cruising speed and is rated up there now so we have to go for this type of race with him.”

BALLYOISIN (IRE)’s first win came in a four-year-old maiden at Belclare, having been purchased by John O’Byrne for €55,000 at the Tattersalls Ireland November NH Sale three years prior. Bred by Mrs C A Moore, the son of the late Presenting is a grandson of Force Seven, a two-time Listed winner over hurdles. She is a half-sister to dual Graded winner Notcomplainingbut (IRE).

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