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Barry Geraghty claims first Irish Grand National on Shutthefrontdoor

It was a good day for JP McManus at Fairyhouse.

Barry Geraghty onboard Shutthefrontdoor Source: Cathal Noonan/INPHO

THE JONJO O’NEILL-trained Shtthefrontdoor won the Irish Grand National at Fairyhouse today.

The 8-1 favourite held off the challenge of Golden Wonder and Saoirse Dun to see Barry Geraghty at last get his hands on the famous prize.

Geraghty — in the colours of JP McManus — waited until the last fence to make his move and overtake Golden Wonder.

Katie Walsh and fellow jockeys pose for a group photograph Katie Walsh and fellow jockeys pose for a group photograph ahead of the The Boylesports Irish Grand National Steeplechase. Source: Cathal Noonan/INPHO

Barry Geraghty onboard Shutthefrontdoor Barry Geraghty (centre) onboard Shutthefrontdoor on his way to winning The Boylesports Irish Grand National Steeplechase ahead of jockey Andrew Ring (right) onboard Saoirse Dun. Source: Cathal Noonan/INPHO

“I thought I was in trouble two from home but it came good,” he said afterwards. “I live just a mile down the road and this means a an awful lot to me.”

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