Son Of Mahler Makes Smart Debut In Four Year Old Maiden
Bill Joyce (4g Mahler - Bettys Delight, by Flemensfirth) led home a 1-2 for Beeches Stud sire Mahler in the Four-Year-Old Geldings Maiden at Lisronagh on Sunday.
The Benny Walsh-trained newcomer was ridden to track the leader by Tiernan Power Roche and took up the running with four fences left to jump. Ridden from the second last, he kept on well to deny fellow debutant Express Surprise (Mahler) by three parts of a length on the line.
Bill Joyce becomes the first winner bred by Mary Hayes out of the Flemensfirth mare Bettys Delight.