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Hayes success continues after a dream week

Shanagolden’s Chris Hayes had a big week in the saddle with a bounty of winners. He first teamed up with Noel Meade on Helvic Dream in the 7f auction race at Roscommon last Monday.

Hayes’ mount had previously shaped well in defeat at Down Royal and Galway and gained his reward in good style at odds of 11/4 on his third attempt.

He landed a far bigger pot when teaming up with veteran trainer John Joe Walsh to win the €50,000 KWD Kingdom Gold Cup Handicap with Davids Charm.

Hayes also had win on Davids Charm in the KWD Kingdom Gold Cup Handicap for trainer John Joe Walsh at Killarney 

The jockey had the well-supported 2/1 favourite in front over a furlong from home and the partnership was always holding the Dermot Weld-trained Dalton Highway on the run to the line.

Enda Bolger won the 2m4f handicap chase with 8/1 chance Thatbeatsbanagher which was ridden by Donal McInerney. He also won the 2m7f beginners’ chase with the impressive Movewiththetimes.

JP McManus owned both Bolger winners and he also collected when the Padraig Roche-trained Act In Time collected earlier in the evening.

The Fozzy Stack-trained filly Lady Wannabe earned a deserved success as she returned to the track to win the feature Dunloe Hotel & Gardens Vincent O’Brien Ruby Stakes on Saturday in Killarney.

The middle leg of a treble for Chris Hayes, the daughter of Camelot picked then held on with reasonable comfort inside the final furlong to beat Waitingfortheday by a length-and-three-quarters. She was returned the 5/1 favourite.

Hayes had earlier won the 8f nursery handicap on the Kevin Prendergast-trained Troop Commander at odds of 9/1 and was back in the winners’ enclosure as 8/1 chance Cautious Approach, trained by Richard O’Brien, won the opening division of the 8f handicap.  

Chris Hayes cruising to victory aboard Lady Wannabe.

Upcoming Fixtures

Downpatrick – Monday August 26 (First Race 2.15)

Ballinrobe – Tuesday August 27 (First Race 5.10)

Bellewstown – Wednesday August 28 (First Race 4.05)

Bellewstown – Thursday August 29 (First Race 4.05)

Tipperary – Thursday August 29 (First Race 4.55)

Curragh – Friday August 30 (First Race 4.20)

Down Royal – Friday August 30 (First Race 4.35)

Down Royal – Saturday August 31 (First Race 1.40)

Cork – Sunday September 1 (First Race 2.20)

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John Keogh