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20/09/2021

Longford trainer Paul Flynn returns to winners enclosure

Longford trainer Paul Flynn returns to winners enclosure

Na Caith Tobac, trained by Colehill's Paul Flynn, on the way to winning the opening division of the 10f handicap at Navan last October. The horse also won at Ballinrobe last week

Na Caith Tobac recorded his third career success when landing the opening maiden hurdle for Colehill trainer Paul Flynn and conditional rider Jack Foley at Ballinrobe on Tuesday.

A winner on the Flat at Tipperary and a Navan late last year, the four-year-old had shown loads of promise over hurdles and came good with a two and a quarter-length win over the Seamus Fahey-trained Cullaghs Star at odds of 100/30.

Flynn said, “He has been knocking on the door. I like using Luke Dempsey but we thought we needed a claimer to get over the line. Jack is great value for his claim and he rode very cool and didn’t panic at any stage.

"I was begging him to kick on but I’m glad he didn’t, he did the right thing - I just wanted him to win! He will come back here (to Ballinrobe) next month for the four-year-old only handicap hurdle, that’s kind of been his aim all year.”

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