Moon Over Germany, owned by Longford's Philip Reynolds, won the Red Rum Handicap Chase at Aintree
After the disappointment of failing to land Cheltenham Gold Cup glory with the hotly fancied Presenting Percy, there was a return to the winners enclosure at Aintree on Thursday for Longford owner Philip Reynolds as Moon Over Germany triumphed in the Grade 3 Red Rum Handicap Chase.
Moon Over Germany was led to the 11/2 victory by jockey Rachael Blackmore, ahead of 5/1 shot Lady Button and Champagne at Tara (14/1).
The Philip Reynolds owned Moon Over Germany is trained by Henry de Bromhead and was bred by Maurice Stack.
Meanwhile, another of Philip Reynolds' horses, Mall Dini has been ruled out of Saturday's Randox Health Grand National.
Reynolds revealed: "Mall Dini has picked up a leg injury and won't run."
Red Rum Handicap Chase
1st Moon Over Germany 11/2
2nd Lady Buttons 5/1
3rd Champagne At Tara 14/1
Two winners at @CheltenhamRaces and now a winner at @AintreeRaces for top-class jockey @rachaelblackmor as she partners Moon Over Germany (11/2, @HenrydeBromhead) to win the Grade 3 Close Brothers Red Rum Handicap Chase at @AintreeRaces today for owner Philip Reynolds #racing https://t.co/jGJSrohtII— Bar One Racing (@BarOneRacing) April 4, 2019
MOON OVER GERMANY (IRE) and @rachaelblackmor in full flight on the way to victory in the Gr.3 Close Brothers Red Rum Handicap Chase at @AintreeRaces. The @HenrydeBromhead-trained 8yo was bred by Maurice Stack. #Aintree pic.twitter.com/dmPId9Oybn— ITM (@IREthoroughbred) April 4, 2019