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16-year-old Dingle jockey steals the show on day 5 of the Galway Races
Jack Kennedy claimed a win on his first ride for Willie Mullins.

DINGLE’S JACK KENNEDY had a day to remember at Ballybrit today, steering second favourite Clondaw Warrior to victory in the feature on Day 5 of the Galway Races.

Kennedy was riding for the Willie Mullins trained horse as it came home to win the Guinness Handicap by one-and-a-half lengths from 7/2 favourite Golden Spear.

It was a winner on Kennedy’s first ever ride for Mullins, the 16-year-old claiming a win at the Galway festival after two second place finishes earlier in the week.

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It was another good day for the bookies at Ballybrit, with plenty of favourites coming up short.

The opening race of the day, the Guinness Handicap went to 14/1 shot Vive Le France for Adrian Heskin and Tony Martin, with another Martin trained horse second, The Plan Man finishing six lengths back under David Mullins.

The 8/1 Whiskey Sour held off favourite Palmetto Dunes to land a winner for jockey Colm O’Donoghue in the seven furlong maiden stakes, shading it at the line to beat Dermot Weld’s evens favourite.

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Horse Racing - Galway Festival - Day Five - Galway Racecourse PA Wire / PA Images Whiskey Sour (left) edges past Palmetto Dunes. PA Wire / PA Images / PA Images

There was another big winner in today’s two-mile handicap chase, as Rogue Angel was a 16/1 winner under David Mullins for Mouse Morris.

Afterwards, Mullins was impressed with the performance of the seven-year-old.

Trainer David Wachman‘s great week got even better in the Guinness EBF Maiden, as his 4/1 Nova came in just under five lengths clear of Dermot Weld’s 5/2 joint favourite Pictogram.

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Tony Martin’s second winner of the day came in the Arthur Guinness handicap, with 5/2 favourite Tudor City winning by a nose from 7/1 Sakhees Jack.

Horse Racing - Galway Festival - Day Five - Galway Racecourse PA Wire / PA Images Owners Debbie and John Breslin celebrate the Arthur Guinness handicap with jockey Fran Berry and their winner Tudor City. PA Wire / PA Images / PA Images

And there was further success for Martin and Fran Berry in the final race of the day, as they teamed up to take The Guinness Race with 7/4 second favourite Dark Crusader, Dermot Weld having to settle for another second place finish.

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