Son Of Walk In The Park A Class Above In Maiden Hurdle
Smart prospect Demandrivingdouvan (6g Walk In The Park - Bollin Jasmine, by Silver Patriarch) ran out an impressive winner of Friday’s maiden hurdle at Wexford.
The son of Walk In The Park announced himself as an exciting type with a wide margin victory on debut for Mary Ellen Doyle and after switching to Gordon Elliott, won a bumper and finished a promising fourth on his hurdle bow. Now back with his original trainer, the Buttonwood Farm-owned bay was sent off favourite at Wexford and was ridden to make all by Brian Dunleavy. Clear of his rivals by the final flight, he was eased down on the run-in to win by 11 lengths.
Demandrivingdouvan’s owner is US-based and that may be where the winner is bound, according to the trainer’s brother James Doyle. “Maybe he'll go for a National at Far Hills,” he said. “He is a lovely horse to have and we are just lucky to have him back again.”