Streets Of Gold Scores Cork Grand National Victory

The Christy Roche trained Streets Of Gold has given a thrilling finish for a victory in the Cork Grand National.

JP McManus

JP McManus

The JP McManus owned eight year old, under the guidance of jockey Alan Crowe, proved to have enough left in the tank to answer the jockey's urging denying runner up Operation Houdini by a length and three quarters and third placed The Last Derby by a further two lengths.

Frank Berry, racing manager to McManus, commented after the race, "It's great to win a big pot with him. He liked the conditions and really got the trip well.

"He ran well at Sligo last time and was in good form coming here. Alan gave him a great ride. I don't think he'd be an Irish National horse as he has limited scope for big fences."

Runner up, Operation Houdini's trainer Davy Fitzgerald, commented, "He ran a cracker. He should come on a bit from this and we'll go to the Troytown for the third year running."

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