The Boss wins for Noel and Valerie Moran
Trainer Gordon Elliott gave Navan businessman Noel Moran and his wife Valerie something to smile about with a bumper winner first time out at Thurles today.
Placed twices in point-to-points The Bosses Oscar, purchased at the August Sale (Goffs UK) for £75,000 made a winning start in the Munster INH Flat Race at the Tipperary track.
Jamie Codd was on board and the well-backed favourite duly obliged at the expense of the Noel Meade-trained Bombay BLue which was finishing second for the second time in a month.
Purchased last August by the trainer and bloodstock agent Aidan O’Ryan, The Bosses Oscar won by four and a half lengths.
"He is owned by the yard sponsor and they have invested in a few nice horses so it's nice to get them a few winners," said Elliott who indicated that a maiden hurdle would be the next target.
The Moran's have another possible bumper runner for Galway on Saturday when impressive point-to-point winner in Broughshane last May Fakir D'alene could debut on the track.