Robbie's Rocky horror show for Ballinrobe favourite backers

Story by Conall Collier

Tuesday, 28th August, 2018 9:45pm

Robbie's Rocky horror show for Ballinrobe favourite backers

Ladbrokes Ireland Boyne Hurdle at Navan Race Course, 14th February 2016 Robbie Colgan pictured on Brown Monty in the parade ring at Navan Photo: David Mullen / ©John Quirke Photography, Unit 17, Blackcastle Shopping Cte. Navan. Co. Meath. 046-9079044 / 087-2579454.

Summerhill jockey Robbie Colgan is the man in form at the moment and tonight at Ballinrobe he was on the mark with a 50/1 winner for former Meath-based trainer Stephen Mahon.

On Sunday at the Curragh Robbie partnered a 33/1 two-year-old winner over seven furlongs for Sheila Lavery and tonight he showed his versatility with a winner over fences at the Mayo track.

Rocky Court won by more than a length from the Willie Mullins-trained favourite Listen Dear.

Robbie Colgan reverts to flat action tomorrow at Bellewstown

Rachael Blackmore enjoyed her first winner for Castletown trainer Noel Meade with Kamil in a beginners' chase at Ballinrobe tonight.

"I'm just delighted to ride a winner for Noel Meade — it's a great privilege," she commented as she continues to set the pace in the race for the NH jockeys' title.

Gordon Elliott was also in the winners' enclosure with Icario which got the better of the Des McDonogh-trained Hearts Are Trumps.

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