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.