Rathowen trainer among the winners at Fairyhouse

(Above) Adrian Murray.

Rathowen trainer Adrian Murray was among the winners at Fairyhouse on Saturday where She’s Commanche easily won the opening division of the 2m2f handicap hurdle. The well-backed 4/1 favourite scored as she liked and her winning margin of five and a half lengths could have easily been greater. Murray said of the Sean Flanagan-ridden winner: “It took a long time for us to get her settled, she was always very free and wound up. We did an awful lot of slow work with her. Sean said she’d want that ground (yielding) or softer. We had her in at Gowran last week but took her out as we thought the ground was too quick. Hopefully we can pick up another one with her.”

Mullingar trainer Andy McNamara gave Colin Keane a second winner at Limerick on Saturday where the Dalma Syndicate-owned Amlad won the day’s finale, the second division of the 12f handicap. The 9/1 chance scored a five-length success from the Denise Foster-trained Pikaia, putting Keane back on top in the race to become champion jockey.

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