A Laois horse racing trainer enjoyed a very successful weekend at meetings in Fairyhouse and Limerick.
On Saturday, Liam Cusack’s Arrycan was victorious in Fairyhouse.
He went off at odds of 10/1 in the Adare Manor Opportunity Handicap Steeplechase.
The 9/2 Lord Lariat made a bold bid from the front to repeat last year’s victory but the Mountrath trainer’s charge nabbed him to win the €10,500 first prize.
Speaking to IrishRacing.com, trainer Cusack was delighted for the winning syndicate – Shannon Street Syndicate.
He said: “The ground is key to him. He ran well over hurdles at Clonmel the last day and came out of the race well.
“Eoin got him into a lovely rhythm. They went a good pace and he jumped like a buck.
“I’m delighted for the lads (Shannon Street Syndicate). Some of them were involved with Bog War who was a good servant to the yard and for some of them it’s their first horse.
“They are from around the Mountrath area and they will celebrate tonight in Eddie Kirwan’s in Mountrath.
“We’ll see how he is and the weather will dictate where we go.
“He could be aimed at the opportunity handicap chase at Leopardstown over Christmas.”
On Sunday, trainer Cusack went incredibly close to making it a double winning success.
In the David Fitzgerald Memorial Handicap Hurdle, Buck Rogers was defeated in a photo finish. The 12/1 shot lost out to Kruzhlinin by just a nose.
Cusack has another runner today as Snugborough Hall goes Irish Daily Star Best For Racing Coverage Steeplechase Grade 3 contest in Punchestown at 4.05pm.