125/1 winner for Davison at Gowran Park
Dunboyne trainer Jack Davison got in on the big-priced Meath winners when scoring with Vera Verto in a maiden at Gowran Park today with jockey Ronan Whelan on board.
With Ratoath trainer Dermot McLoughlin sending out the 150/1 winner of the Irish Grand National on Monday, Davison took over the outsider flag today at the Kilkenny track with a 125/1 winner.
The favourite was the Aidan O'Brien-trained Frill (5/6) which didn't feature at the business end in the nine-furlong event.
By coincidence, the longest-priced winner of a race in Ireland also had Dunboyne connections when the Luke Comer-trained He Knows No Fear romped to victory at odds of an incredible 300/1 at Leopardstown last August.
The previous holder of a somewhat unenviable record was Killahara Castle which won for Tipperary trainer John Burke at odds of 200/1 at Thurles in December 2017.
In comparison, today's 125/1 winner wasn't breaking any records, but the result prompted the trainer to say in a post-race chat with irishracing.com - "I just wish I had a tenner each-way on her”
The filly is owned by Ian Thompson who is the manager of Tinnakill House where the filly was bred.
There was plenty of other Meath winners on the card at Gowran.
Colin Keane and Ger Lyons teamed up to take the opener at Gowran this afternoon when Lust claimed the seven-furlong maiden.
In that race Miss Maggie May clipped heels and unshipped Siobhan Rutledge, but the Ashbourne woman walked away unscathed and was able to compete in two more races in which she was booked to ride.
The Eddie Lynam-trained and owned Sister Lola won a tight finish in a seven-furlong handicap to make it two wins in her last three starts.
Kilmessan trainer Kevin Smith was on the mark with Fil The Power in a nine-furlong maiden making a quick turnaround after finishing fourth at Cork on Saturday.