Lord Lariat wins Irish Grand National

Monday, April 18, 2022
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Lord Lariat Wins Irish Grand National

Dermot McLoughlin's gelding has landed a hefty EUR500‚000 prize by winning the Irish Grand National. The horse won last year's Newmarket race and was already in the frame for this year's Irish National. Lord Lariat stayed on with great vigor in the final stages‚ pulling away from long-time leader Frontal Assault to secure the win. Gaillard Du Mesnil and Screaming Colours rounded out the top four. Massive celebrations followed the race as the winner had won the Irish Grand National.

O'Hanlon's victory was O'Hanlon's greatest victory in the saddle

Despite being a seven-year-old‚ O'Hanlon has already won five racecourse victories. His most notable victory came in the 2016 Irish Grand National on the horse Fairyhouse. The scene in and after the race was simply a triumph. O'Hanlon was feeling confident heading into the race. His father‚ Martin‚ was an avid racing fan and inspired him to get into the saddle. O'Hanlon began his career as a foot-boy in England and learned upper-class manners. He began a career in a stable‚ and was fired for selling a stolen horse disguised with an artificial tail. After being expelled from a stable‚ he escaped to France‚ where he joined the army. He later became Count O'Hanlon. In 1879‚ the O'Hanlon family owned the Camlough mountain in south Armagh. The sept's historical holdings are located there. The Mount Camlough‚ home to the O'Hanlon vault‚ is the oldest surviving house. It is home to the O'Hanlon coat of arms. In 1879‚ O'Hanlon was elected Chief of the Name. His eldest son Hugh Padraig O'Hanlon was publican of the Crown Inn. As the highwaymen's gangs grew in the late eighteenth century‚ bounty hunting became more popular. In 1883‚ a planter family‚ the Johnstons‚ pursued O'Hanlon to Carlingford Lough. O'Hanlon plunged into the waters for his life‚ but the Johnstons family sent a massive hound after him. This hound was drowned by the hunk. The late Sir Oghy O'Hanlon bred two of the most famous horses in Irish history‚ including Kilcannon Daisy and Glencarrig Ciara. Both are sons of the late Sir Oghy O'Hanlon. The latter was able to escape Ireland's civil wars and eventually joined the Catholic army in Europe.

Dermot McLoughlin's horse delivered when it mattered

Freewheelin Dylan is a hot favourite to win the Irish Grand National after being a 150/1 outsider last year at Fairyhouse. McLoughlin revealed afterwards that his horse comes to life in the sunshine‚ and will look to become the first Irish Grand National winner to defend his title since 1975-76. The Irish Grand National is a traditional Easter Monday Blue Riband race. Lord Lariat‚ trained by Dermot McLoughlin‚ was ridden by Luke Dempsey‚ and was a dominant finisher down the stretch. The ten-runner field included Frontal Assault‚ Gaillard Du Mesnil‚ and Screaming Colours. Shutthefrontdoor and Morning Assembly were among those who weakened in the final stages. In recent years‚ Dermot McLoughlin's horses have delivered a compelling story. Freewheelin Dylan‚ a 150-1 shot‚ won the Irish Grand National last year. In 2015‚ McLoughlin relied on 40-1 shot Lord Lariat‚ ridden by Paddy O'Hanlon‚ and he walked away with a second victory. Freewheelin Dylan was a 150-1 outsider in the Irish Grand National. Before the weekend‚ he had won 13 of 16 races in all. Now he finishes the season with 16 victories. Ricky Doyle‚ who sat Freewheelin Dylan‚ was delighted with his horse's performance. He had a short Flat career but was inspired by his father Martin's love of the sport.

Lord Lariat beat Frontal Assault

Trainer Dermot McLoughlin was delighted with his 40-1 shot Lord Lariat's victory in the Irish Grand National at Fairyhouse. The win was his second in the race after last year's victory by Freewheelin Dylan. McLoughlin was delighted with the fairy-tale result. His horse was fresh from a break and finished well ahead of Frontal Assault‚ Gaillard Du Mesnil and Screaming Colours. In a race dominated by big names‚ though‚ there were a few distinctly Irish winners. Lord Lariat was a long-time leader‚ and the favourite‚ Gaillard Du Mesnil‚ finished a strong third. Frontal Assault‚ the second favourite‚ was a long shot and jumped well throughout. Although he finished fourth‚ he didn't finish far behind Lord Lariat. Other notable runners in the race included Time To Get Up and Early Doors. The race is held on Easter Monday in Ireland. The Irish Grand National has been run every three years since 1840. Lord Lariat‚ a 40-1 chance‚ beat Frontal Assault in the Irish Grand National 2022. McLoughlin said after the race that he felt confident of attacking the 150th Irish Grand National. McLoughlin's success in this race is his second in three years. Gordon Elliott has a strong hand at Gigginstown. His shortest price in the race is Farclas‚ who was pulled up from the Aintree Grand National. However‚ he has been dropping back into handicaps in recent months and is unlikely to win again this season. But if he does win again‚ he should be able to beat the oddsmaker's pick‚ as well as the favourite‚ Honeysuckle.

Gaillard Du Mesnil

The odds are stacked against the favourite‚ Gaillard Du Mesnil‚ who won the Kentucky Derby. However‚ Mullins is known for his calmness and has a great record on the Grand National. Although Gaillard Du Mesnil has been second to L'Homme Presse in recent weeks‚ he has yet to win the race over fences. In fact‚ the Irish Grand National is one of his rare opportunities to win. Lord Lariat‚ who had won the race at Newmarket last year‚ stayed on strongly to win the EUR500‚000 contest. Gaillard Du Mesnil and Screaming Colours‚ who finished third and fourth‚ finished a length behind the winner. The race was a celebration in its own right. There were huge celebrations at the end of the race. The race had been the most important race of the year for both Lord Lariat and Gaillard Du Mesnil. The race has an impressive pedigree. Founded in 1903‚ it has a rich history and has been a popular event in Ireland. In its 150-year history‚ the Irish Grand National has witnessed many major events: the birth of Butt's Home Rule party‚ the assassination of Collins and Pearse‚ and the rise of the Republic of Ireland. Gaillard Du Mesnil is a good representation of Irish racing. Lord Lariat won the Irish Grand National at a price of 40-1. The winning post of Freewheelin Dylan and Dermot McLoughlin's Lord Lariat echoed the 'ole ole' from the grandstands. Dermot McLoughlin‚ who has also won with Freewheelin Dylan in 2021‚ was a big supporter of the horse.

Screaming Colours

The ten length win for Screaming Colours is the biggest victory for an Irish horse since the race's opening edition in 1875. The horse‚ owned by the Durkan family‚ had previously won the Boulton Group Midlands National and placed fourth in the Grand National last year. The victory marked the most prominent win in Orr's career and the second Irish Grand National victory in the last eight runnings. Screaming Colours won the Boulton Group Midlands Grand National at Uttoxeter ahead of Young Dev in a one-two finish for Irish trainers. After finishing fourth in the Midland National a year ago‚ the County Dublin raider was targeted as a long-distance handicap chase. The Irish trainer claimed three lbs for Screaming Colours‚ who began his bid for honours with four fences left. After the last fence‚ the Irish horse pulled away comfortably. Screaming Colours is a bay gelding that was born on 19 April 2011. His owner is Ms. M. Durkan‚ and the trainer is William Durkan. Screaming Colours' last run was in the BOYLESPORTS IRISH GRAND NATIONAL CHASE (HANDICAP) at Fairyhouse on 20 April. He was fourth amongst 27 runners. There are no other entries for this horse in the future. The horse's victory at Fairyhouse was an incredible upset. Dermot McLoughlin‚ who won the Grand National last year with Freewheelin Dylan‚ landed his second win. He beat rivals like Gaillard Du Mesnil and Willie Mullins to claim the coveted prize for Irish horse racing. The winning price is now a massive €10 million. With that victory‚ McLoughlin has now made history as Ireland's leading trainer.