Smooth Leopardstown victory for Mahler’s Aeglos

J P McManus’s colours were carried to victory in a typically competitive bumper at Leopardstown’s Christmas meeting on Monday by Aeglos (4g Mahler-Lurriga Jenny, by Presenting).

The Joseph O’Brien-trained Mahler gelding, bred by John Roche, pulled four lengths clear of his rivals in eye-taking fashion.

“We always thought plenty of him but he was a bit weak last season. J J (Slevin) rode him the last day at Fairyhouse and said things just happened wrong for him. We’ll look for a winners’ bumper now,” said O’Brien.

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