Bumper Win Completes Super Sunday For Walk In The Park
Will Do (6g Walk In The Park - Alleygrove Lass, by Flemensfirth) became Walk In The Park’s fourth smart winner on Sunday when getting off the mark in the bumper at Cork.
A promising fourth on his sole start for Colin McKeever, the bay went on to place on all his starts under rules for Gordon Elliott and was sent off joint-favourite to gain a deserved win under John Gleeson. Racing prominently throughout the two mile and three furlong contest, he produced a challenge inside the final furlong and was ridden to lead close home. The winning margin was a head, with another 13 lengths back to the third horse.
“It's nice to get one under the belt in bumpers,” Gleeson said after the race. “He is a good staying type and would strike you more as a staying chaser in time.”
Owned by Gigginstown House Stud, Will Do was bred by Alan Loughlin.
Walk In The Park sired impressive Grade 1 and Grade 2 winners at Fairyhouse earlier that afternoon, whilst over at Curraghmore, Park The Giant (5g Walk In The Park - Taleia, by Dashing Blade) landed the five-year-old geldings maiden for Philip Fenton and the Steeplechasers Club.
Placed on his last two starts, the bay was ridden prominently by James Murphy and asserted with five fences to jump. Keeping on well on the run-in, he scored by two lengths.
Bred by Grove View Stud, Park The Giant is a full-brother to maiden hurdle winner Cruisin Susan (Walk In The Park).