Note
14 Feb 2011 | 19:15
Nag Me about
To add a NagMe alert you must sign in.
Forgot password?
Not a member yet?

Search: Horse Jockey Trainer Owner All

Station powers to big prizeHeadlines
Colbert Station rewards favourite-backers in the Paddy Power

Tony McCoy guided 5-1 favourite Colbert Station to a clear-cut victory in the Paddy Power Chase at Leopardstown.

With over 100,000 euros on offer to the winner, the three-mile handicap was unsurprisingly fiercely competitive, but Colbert Station won as he liked.

Trained by Ted Walsh, the dual course winner had all of his rivals cooked rounding the home turn and jumped the last well to seal a five-and-a-half-length win over the staying-on Romanesco.

McCoy said: "I got a very good ride off him. He travelled very well and jumped very well. I was worried that I was in front a little bit soon because Ted was telling me not to try and get him in a battle, but he actually travelled too well through the race and when I went on with him two out, I was trying to get him to relax.

"It's great to ride a winner for Ted but this must go down to Frank (Berry, racing manager to owner JP McManus). We had seven in the race and Frank was fairly adamant that I ride this horse, as adamant as Frank gets. I know that obviously I owe this to Ted but also to Frank, as he put me on the right one.

"It's great to ride a winner for the Walshs. I told Ruby's mother that I wanted to see a picture of me above the fireplace and not him!"

Walsh said: "He jumped well, he travelled well, he's done everything right and Tony gave him a lovely ride. I suppose he looked a winner from a long way out. I had doubts about whether he'd stay or not and I thought from the back of the last that he was running a little bit on empty but he kept going really well.

"They went a ferocious gallop up front and he jumped his way into it. For a horse having his fifth run over fences, he never put a foot astray. It's a great day for me. I've known the McManus's all my life but I've known Tony since he was about 12 years of age.

"He (Colbert Station) is by Witness Box, who has been a great sire and this is a fine horse by him. Maybe the best might be yet to come."

Noel Meade and Nina Carberry combined to take the concluding bumper with 9-2 chance Mullaghanoe River.

4 May 2015

Found out by Gardens
Tempest leads O'Meara double
Tom on top in Tetrarch
O'Brien prepares team for trials
Options open for Al Kazeem
Shock reverse for Found at Curragh
Tom on top in Tetrarch
Zawraq could swerve Derrinstown
No panic for Emergency
Forever headlines Lingfield entries
Gosden ace in Lingfield trial
Haydock target for Marjurie
Amaze in Musidora frame
Diamonds aiming to shine at Chester
Suegioo leads Chester charge
Hannon proud of Tiggy performance
Sansevero sights to be lowered
Ground blamed for Estid eclipse
Victoria aim for Baz
Top marks for Gosden and Dettori
Bolger smiling in defeat
Guineas double for magical Moore
'Incredible' Aigles does it again
Bragging rights for Stoute
Snow in frame for Chester
Astronereus stars for Perrett
Gleneagles team eye Curragh
No hiding place for Found

3 May 2015

Lockinge date for Integral
Ribbons sets sail for York
Ascot beckons for willing Able
Callaghan thrilled with brave Line
Kazeem raring to go in Ganay
Fabre keen on another go at Glen
Schofield breaks new ground
Petite another star for Mullins
No mistakes from Annie
Guineas glory for Gleneagles
Step too far for Telescope
Gold-en result for Cowell
Balty too hot for Newmarket rivals
Nam 'ready to go' in Pretty Polly

2 May 2015

Oscar highlight of McManus show
Friend is ready, willing and Able
Elm withdrawn from Guineas
Baffert sights set on Kentucky
Eyes right for Henderson
Classy Canyon strikes again
Faugheen strolls to Champion glory
Blood-less success for Mullins
Moore looking forward to Glen
Rizeena takes distance test
Lucida on target for big run
Muir ace out to make a point
Murphy ready to rock at Brighton

1 May 2015

McDonogh has focus on victory
Annie powered up for redemption
Colgan fine following fall
Telescope sights set on Newmarket
Hannon hoping for Guineas double
Gleneagles primed for Classic date
Hannon hoping for Guineas double
Found misses Guineas test
Murphy in surprise Flat move
Diomed option for Ascription
Uncle sparks Mullins five-timer
Sceaux far so good
Jezki swats old rival Fly
Jackson battles to victory
Weld ace to head down Derby route
Canyon seeking fourth Grade One
Elm team to make late call
Faugheen bids for perfect finale
Power misses Palace date
Power stars in Mares Champion field

About | Terms | Privacy | Manage Alerts | Manage Account | © 2015