Sarah Lynam is smiling behind the mask. PHOTO: GERRY SHANAHAN / WWW.QUIRKE.IE

Another Dundalk winner for Sarah Lynam

Dunshaughlin-based Sarah Lynam maintained her good strike-rate at Dundalk with another winner to her credit today when Sabrina Fairchild won for her owner / breeder and the trainer's father Eddie.

This was Sarah Lynam's second winner of 2021 after her success two weeks ago with Just Brilliant.

“She has been balloted out three times so I’m glad she got in and got the win," commented the trainer to

“She’s an old pet - a home-bred and Dad owns her, she’s a lovely filly and she does like it up here,” she added.

There was other Meath success also with winners for Declan Mc Donogh and Colin Keane.

Moynalty jockey Declan McDonogh will be popular with a lot of Laois footballers and hurlers who are in the syndicate that owns Slade Runner.

The well-travelled sliding-down-the-handicap four-year-old got his head in front at in a six-furlong 45-65 handicap.

Now with a fourth trainer, Slade Runner won at the 16th attempt and on a second run for Kieran Cotter who had his first winner of 2021 at the Louth track last Friday.

It's not too often that champion national hunt trainer Willie Mullins will be winning a maiden on the flat with a four-year-old that cost some €1,4000,000 at the sales.

Formerly trained by John Gosden, Swift Verdict could now follow a different path after winning this evening at Dundalk with champion jockey Colin Keane on board to keep the Meath man's winning form intact.

"He’s a big horse and he could be a lovely dual purpose horse throughout the summer the way he handles the all-weather track,” commented Keane post-race to

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