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Rathlin wins easily at Killarney

Gone Too Far brings up a double on the day for Kayf Tara with victory at Kempton 12 May 2013


Rathlin added to Kayf Tara’s early-season haul with a facile win over fences at Killarney on Sunday.

The eight-year-old gelding, who is trained by Mouse Morris for Gigginstown House Stud, was winning for the sixth time under rules, his best victory to date coming in the Grade 2 Nas Na Riogh Novice Chase at Naas in Feruary 2012. He also won and finished runner-up in his two point-to-point starts having been bought at Brightwells Cheltenham April Sale in 2009 for £85,000.

Rathlin was bred in Britain by Carrie Zetter-Wells from the Terimon mare Princess Timon, herself the winner of a bumper at Taunton under AP McCoy. His five-year-old half-brother Baby Grey is a dual point-to-point and bumper winner and he has a three-year-old full-sister.

Later in the day, and across the Irish Sea at Kempton, Gone Too Far brought up a treble on the card for trainer Alan King and jockey Wayne Hutchinson when winning the closing bumper on his second reacecourse appearance. The five-year-old, out of Major Hoolihan (Soldier Rose), was bred by Richard Evans Bloodstock and fetched €26,000 when sold as a three-year-old at the Tattersalls Ireland Derby Sale.

Kayf Tara has recorded six winners since the start of the new National Hunt season, including steeplechaser Lukey Luke and hurdlers Thornton Alice and Cawdor House Bert.