It was very much a family affair at Fairyhouse this afternoon as Arthur Moore rolled back the years as his horse Organisedconfusion landed the Irish Grand National at Fairyhouse this afternoon
Ridden by Moore’s niece Nina Carberry, Organisedconfusion, who was sent off at 12-1 shot was always travelling well in a race that was run at a furious pace. The field was led for the majority of the 3m 5f race by Deal Done who led the rest of the field a merry dance over the first circuit.
Deal Done was joined on the second circuit by Hughies Grey and the pair duelled for the lead for much of the second circuit.
It was Nina however that timed her run to perfection and she took up the running on Organisedconfusion when the field entered the home straight and despite the presence of a loose horse she became only the second women in history to land the Irish National, following in the footsteps of Mrs Anne Ferris who won aboard Bentom Boy in 198.
Western Charmer finished second and the gambled on favourite Sunnyhillboy who was back in third. The Willie Mullins trained Quiscover Fontaine back in fourth place.
Nina also completed a clean sweep for her family, as both her brothers Paul and Phillip and her father Tommy have won the race.
Speaking after the race Nina could hardly contain her excitement “I knew I had plenty of horse left turning into the straight and could see plenty in front of me struggling. The loose horse helped me actually as mine started to idle.”
This was a third win in the race for trainer Arthur Moore who was thrilled with the victory “This is a fabulous family occasion. He’s a lovely, laid-back horse and has had the prefect prep.”We decided to come for this after his good run at Leopardstown in January. I told Nina not to get involved too early.”
The winner received quotes of 25-1 for the 2012 Aintree Grand National. However it is unlikely that he will turn up for the Aintree race as his trainer feels it will come too soon in the horse’s career.