Macgiloney (Milan) Wins The Beginners Chase At Roscommon

Son Of Milan Excites Over Fences

Denis Hogan described Macgiloney (7g Milan - Mrs Kennedy, by Presenting) as ‘exciting’ after his charge won the Beginners Chase at Roscommon on Monday.

The bay was ridden towards the back of the field by Sean Flanagan and was forced to swerve a fallen rail after the eighth fence. Travelling well in third with two fences left to jump, he stayed on well to lead on the run-in and won by two and a half lengths, with another 12 lengths back to the third horse.

Hogan commented after the race, “Whatever Macgiloney did over hurdles was a bonus, and he won three times, so you'd imagine he'll have a big career novice chasing. He loves three miles plus and good ground. He's a very nice jumper and Sean gave him a lovely introduction. You couldn't be happier and he's exciting to have.”

Owned by Michael Moloney, the son of Grange Stud sire Milan was bred by J O’Regan.