Castletown trainer Noel Meade won the Troytown at Navan today for the first time since Heist landed the big race back in 1997.
Sean Flanagan was on board the Meade-trained Tout Est Permis which made it two wins from two since joining the team at Tu Va Stables.
Gordon Elliott's bid to win the Troytown for a fifth successive year was foiled with Out Sam in fifth the best of his 11 starters.
"I was very sweet on him and he worked a bomb the other day. I felt if we just keep him together now until Sunday he’ll win," stated Meade.
Meath winners also featured in other races with Robbie Power having a double for Jessica Harrington (who had three winners) while Gordon Elliott and Davy Russell took the opener.
Kilmessan trainer Matthew Smith was also on the mark when Warnaq won a handicap hurdle with Ashbourne jockey Andrew Lynch on board.
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Emily Davis from Lismullen won the Most Stylish Lady award.
Emily wore an Italian designed trilby, Zara skirt, a grey coat with fur trim and a Coach bag and scooped an €800 spending spree for Navan Town Centre
and a luxurious weekend break for two in the Great National Ballykisteen Golf Hotel in Co. Tipperary (courtesy of Cusack Hotel Group).
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