Racing Review – Gordon Elliott Lands Fairyhouse Treble

Gordon Elliott won three of the first four races at Fairyhouse on Wednesday. There was quite a gamble landed in the opening 2m maiden hurdle when the Keith Donoghue-ridden Commentariolus, backed from 12/1 to 9/2, ran out the easiest of winners. Lackaneen Leader, the 2/1 favourite, had to work harder for her success in the mares’ maiden hurdle as she saw off the Willie Mullins-trained 11/4 chance Lareena. Winning rider Davy Russell helped himself to a second winner to round off Elliott’s treble when landing the 2m4f handicap hurdle on 9/4 favourite Graineyhill. Phillip Enright was another to enjoy a double and he won the rated chase on the Eoghan O’Grady-trained 6/1 shot Westerner Point before winning the mares’ beginners’ chase on 5/1 chance West Bridge for another County Cork trainer, Kinsale’s Robert Tyner. The father and son team of Philip and Luke Dempsey took the rated novice hurdle with 11/2 chance Chesterfield King while Roger Loughran was in the saddle as 11/4 shot Head Turner won the 2m handicap chase for Leighlinbridge, County Carlow trainer Pat Fahy.