Promising Novice Hurdler For Westerner
Jack Dillinger (7g Westerner - Peppardstown, by Old Vic) continued his upward curve for the Joseph O’Brien stable to land a Novice Hurdle at the Fairyhouse Winter Festival by seven lengths.
A comfortable winner of his maiden hurdle last month, he looked to appreciate the step up to two and a half miles, and was eased down in the closing stages by JJ Slevin.
Joseph O’Brien confirmed there might be more to come from the winner, saying, “He's a horse with a big engine when things fall right, and his form before was very good.”
Owned by Michael O’Flynn and Stanley Watson, the son of Westerner was bred by Robert Guiry, who has siblings by Leading Light and Fame And Glory to look forward to, also.