Drombeg Dawn claimed the first big prize of the Irish flat season, when getting up on the line to win the Irish Lincoln at the Curragh on Sunday afternoon.
Toraidhe has make the running and looked set for victory before Andrew McNamara’s mare got her head in front in the dying strides. who was nailed on the line by 25-1 chance Drombeg Dawn. It was the trainers second victory in the premier handicap, having taken the spoils in 1987 with Colonel James.
He said: “I had one winner at the Curragh on this card when Colonel James won the Lincoln but he won a lot easier than she did, I can tell you. The ground was the worry with her, we were tempted to go hurdling with her but now we’ll have to have a rethink.”