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  • 15:25 Hurdle 2m

  • (Extended Handicap Hurdle 0-150) (Grade B) €100,000 added 4yo+ 24 ran
  • Winner €60,000 2nd €19,000 3rd €9,000 4th €3,000
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf
    Weighed In
  • Winning time: 3m 48.60s
  • Off time: 15:25:38

Boylesports Hurdle joy for Enda Bolger's Gilgamboa

Last Updated: 25/01/14 4:31pm

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Gilgamboa claimed a big win for jockey Mark Walsh

Gilgamboa claimed a big win for jockey Mark Walsh

Enda Bolger's Gilgamboa defied his inexperience to win the fiercely competitive Hurdle at Leopardstown.

Having just his fourth start under Rules, the JP McManus-owned six-year-old was in the perfect position throughout for Mark Walsh.

Turning in he had just Flaxen Flare in front of him but then the Tony Martin-trained favourite Quick Jack loomed up looking a huge threat.

His run flattened out, though, and Gilgamboa (10/1) stuck on well to win going away from Flaxen Flare.

Bolger said: "He's an exciting horse. We started off point-to-pointing with him in Lemonfield on JT's (John Thomas McNamara) day and then we decided we'd go to Galway with him and he just kept on improving - that was only his fourth race.

"He's named after a very good friend of Kieran McManus's, Gil in America, and he's looking in as well so it's great.

"I'm delighted for JP - the reason I'm here is because of him. We'll consider Cheltenham, but today was the plan really and it worked out."

Walsh said: "Everything went perfect. I got out nice and handy, and got a nice bit of light for him.

"I was always happy with where I was. He travelled brilliantly, hands and heels, and took it up into the straight - he was so professional for a horse only having his fourth run.

"Enda has done a brilliant job with him - he has improved with every run. He's a pleasure to ride."

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