Limerick's Eric McNamara lands double on home track

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Limerick's Eric McNamara lands double on home track

Torquay and Conor McNamara winning the first division of the 2m5f handicap hurdle for his dad Eric at Limerick on Thursday

Eric McNamara landed a double at his local track on Thursday where Torquay was first off the mark as he defied top-weight to land the opening division of the 2m5f handicap hurdle.

Ridden by the winning trainer’s son Conor and carrying the colours of owner John Donald, the 5/1 shot made much of the running and was well on top over the second last hurdle. He was value for more than his one and three-quarter length winning margin.

An easier winner was Internal Transfer which completed the Rathkeale trainer’s double as he scored a six-length success in the handicap chase with Donie McInerney doing the steering for owners Aidan Ryan and Charlie Walker. The 4/1 shot overcame a mistake at the third last hurdle to beat Damut by six lengths.

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