Champagne on ice in County Limerick until JP returns from Barbados

Aine Fitzgerald

Reporter:

Aine Fitzgerald

LOCAL celebrations to mark JP McManus’s Gold Cup win at Cheltenham have been put on hold until the racehorse owner returns to Limerick.

LOCAL celebrations to mark JP McManus’s Gold Cup win at Cheltenham have been put on hold until the racehorse owner returns to Limerick.

The winning owner is understood to be winding down at the Barbados resort, Sandy Lane – which he part owns – following his sensational win in the premier race of the National Hunt calendar.

With Tony McCoy on board, JP’s horse, Synchronised, romped to victory making it the Limerickman’s first ever Gold Cup win at the Cotswolds.

While it is understood that the historic victory is to be celebrated in County Limerick following JP’s return to Martinstown with the Gold Cup late next week, it will, according to sources, be much more “low key” than the party which took place at the Staker Wallace club grounds following his 2010 Grand National success.

“We haven’t heard anything about a party yet. He has his eye on the double,” said a Martinstown resident this week.

Synchronised had been named among the 59 entries for the Aintree Grand National on April 14.