Lisa O’Neill wins Kerry National
Great to see Lisa O’Neill makes the Racing Post front page today after her brilliant win yesterday of the Kerry National at Listowel!
Familiar to many internationally after her Duindigt win in the HH Sheikha Fatima Ladies World Championship 2015, Lisa also won the Bank Lyon Ladies Diamond Hurdle last year at Cartmel Racecourse here in GB. Many congratulations Lisa!
Lisa produced WRATH OF TITANS to challenge RIGHTVILLE BOY at the second last where the winner’s stablemate LORD SCOUNDREL (winner of the Galway Plate) fell. RIGHTVILLE BOY held a narrow lead at the last but WRATH OF TITANS rallied to win by 5 lengths.
Following her victory Lisa said “It was very good of Gordon and Mr O’Leary to give me the ride. Wrath of Titans travelled very well and jumped smartly. He seemed to really enjoy himself. It’s a brilliant feeling to have won such a big race for the yard. I’ve ridden 6 point-to-point winners but that’s my first winner over fences against professionals. I’m absolutely delighted, and its great to ride such a big winner.”
Winning trainer Gordon Elliott added “Lisa gave him a peach of a ride. I’m thrilled for her and its great to repay her a bit for all the work she does. She does some pre-training for me, she works in the office, she will lead one up at the races and she can drive them to the races as well. She’s a really hard worker and a big part of our team. I’d no worries about giving her the ride. We decided to go for this race with him about a month ago.”
Photo credit Listowel: www.healyracing.ie