Salty Boy picks up Tara Handicap Hurdle spoils at Navan

Valuable contest goes the way of Mags and Danny Mullins

  • Sunday 16 December
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Salty Boy rewarded market support in the Tara Handicap Hurdle at Navan for Mags and Danny Mullins.

Sent off at 11-2 in the 20-runner field, he was produced to perfection by the trainer’s son.

As befitted such a competitive race there were still plenty in with chances at the second-last flight, with Golden Jewel emerging as a challenger after the pace-setting Squouateur began to weaken.

But it was Salty Boy who finished off strongest, beating Golden Jewel by half a length. Dromore Lad stayed on well into third, ahead of Walk To Freedom in fourth.

“He’s just so genuine and has improved again today. He never runs a bad race,” said Mags Mullins.

“We’ll wait and see how he comes out of this. He might have an entry for Christmas or it might come a bit soon. We’ll let him tell us.

“He stays well and you have to stay well here up the hill. He should be a nice chaser in time.”

Salty Boy picks up Tara Handicap Hurdle spoils at Navan
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