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Gatsby Grey

Gatsby Grey put up a really nice performance to win the two-mile maiden hurdle that opened proceedings at Limerick on Tuesday. Weak in the pre-race market on this, his fist run for Oliver McKiernan, he was a little keen through the early stages of the race, along the inside in fifth or sixth place, but his enthusiasm for racing was replicated at his obstacles. He attacked his hurdles, he was keen to jump, and he was fluent and accurate in the main. He moved up in behind the two leaders Monkstreet and King’s Keeper as they left the back straight, he moved up on the outside of that pair at the top of the home straight, and he jumped into the lead at the second last flight. His early exertions could have taken their toll from there, but they didn’t. He moved on for Barry Browne on the run to the final flight, jumped that obstacle well and came away from his rivals on the run to the line.

It was a really nice performance from Gatsby Grey on his hurdling debut and his first run since he made his racecourse debut last March for Declan Queally. He won that race last March, a Navan bumper, staying on well and obviously handles this soft ground well, and he will be of interest wherever he goes next.
Limerick, 28th December 2021