18+ | Commercial Content | T&Cs apply | Wagering and T&Cs apply | Play Responsibly | Advertising Disclosure

Revival comes good for Lynams

Celtic Revival and James Ryan (nearest) beat Oranmore (far) and Sand Castle (centre)Celtic Revival and James Ryan (nearest) beat Oranmore (far) and Sand Castle (centre)
© Photo Healy Racing

The finale at Dundalk produced a thrilling three-way finish and Celtic Revival stuck his head out close home to land the spoils in the second division of the mile-and-a-half handicap. Oranmore Celtic Revival and Sand Castle battled in out inside the final furlong.

It was the Eddie Lynam-trained gelding who just had his head down at the right time passing the line to edge the verdict under James Ryan.

The 13/2 shot got home by a head from Oranmore with just a neck back to Sand Castle in third.

It was a first career success for the son of Sea The Stars and Lynam said afterwards:-

Lynam said: "Aileen (Lynam, wife) bred him and we dreamed he was going to be good being by Sea The Stars, but he is what he is and at least he has got a win.

"He (James Ryan) was very good on him - if you watch him through the race, he's not a simple ride. He gave him a lovely ride.

"He would (get more opportunities), I'd be keen to use him if I can get him."

(Quotes by Micheal Graham)

Tote €7.50 €2.60
About Gary Carson
Gary started out as a trainee/assistant journalist with the Sporting Life newspaper and has worked in the racing industry for over 25 years. He has been with the Press Association since 2013 and won the Irish Field Nap Table in 2016. He enjoys working with horses and trained his own horse, Mamaslittlestar, to win a point-to-point in 2019.