Lodge impresses at Listowel
Tom Doyle brought Burrenbridge Lodge home a comfortable winner of the Listowel Races Supporters Club Lartigue Handicap Hurdle.
Taking up the running before the second-last flight Kieren Purcell's 11-1 shot was soon on command and Doyle was able to take it easy close home as Burrenbridge Lodge ran out a five and a half length scorer in the feature event.
Mulleady was second with Tobar Na Gaoise third.
"I didn't think he'd handle the ground. I was afraid of the ground though he did win on it at Gowran," said County Kilkenny-based Purcell.
"I thought Tom was a bit easy on him as he likes to be ridden handier. Tom knows him best though.
"He travelled fiercely well and he went away well at the finish. He'll stay hurdling and we don't have any immediate plan for him.
"He ran a cracker at Tipperary (fifth behind Rebel Fitz) last time."
The Flat honours on a mixed card went to Chris Hayes who weighed in with a 370-1 treble courtesy of Seolan (14-1), Flameseeker (9-2) and Fit The Cove (7-2).
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