Carberry thrives in landing a double

 

"Thats why I wanted him back from England," remarked Noel Meade after Paul Carberry completed a double when giving topweight Heist a determined drive to land the Irish Permanent Flexible Mortgage Handicap Chase at Roscommon last evening.

Carberry had the nine-year-old up with the pace from halfway, and the gelding rallied gamely from two out to beat the heavily-backed favourite Guest Performance by two and a half lengths.

The Meath rider was maintaining a one hundred per cent record over fences, having also scored on Moscow Express at Tramore on Sunday, since making a gradual return to action from a leg injury. Carberry initiated his brace in the Esso Centenary 3YO Maiden Hurdle when producing Lady For Life to lead after the penultimate flight for a five-length win from the flattering odds-on chance Out'N'About.

Winning trainer Ger Lyons, who celebrates his 33rd birthday today said: "She ran a bit free on her first hurdle outing here, and did not get home. "

Enzeli and Quinze both head next for the £30,000 Gold Cup Handicap at Tralee after recording convincing victories.

Enzeli led early in the straight under John Murtagh to beat Just Wondering by three and a half lengths in the International Race.

Garrett Cotter picked up a twoday whip ban (August 26th-27th) aboard Ithastobedone, who was beaten two and a half lengths by Fallow Trix in the Peter Casey & Sons Handicap Hurdle.