A TRIO of Donegal jockeys were celebrating wins today – with two big-priced winners among them.
Luke McAteer, Martin Harley and Dylan Browne-McMonagle continued a fine recent spell for Donegal’s horsemen.
McAteer had a 40/1 winner at Limerick with Harley taking a 20/1 win in York while Browne-McMonagle steered a 7/4 favourite to victory at Limerick.
McAteer sealed his 20th success of 2020 with a superb win on Royal Pippen in the LimerickRaces.ie Race.
On the 40/1 shot, McAteer was held up in the rear before making a move at the halfway mark. In the end, McAteer was one-and-a-half lengths clear of Comfort Line (8/1).
Harley took the David O’Meara-trained Gulliver to victory at York.
The Trentagh man had a superb win on the 20/1 chance and won the Coral Sprint Trophy Handicap by over two lengths.
The 9/2 favourite Tranchee was second.
Browne-McMonagle won the Patrickswell Maiden aboard Augustine Leahy’s 7/4 favourite Improving.
The Letterkenny teenager was a comfortable winner, with almost five lengths to spare to the 100/30 Roundel.
Improved travelled superbly under Browne-McMonagle’s guidance and he marched on over the final furlong.
This was Browne-McMonagle’s 25th win of the year.