Lord Lariat provided local trainer Dermot McLoughlin with a second successive victory in the BoyleSports Irish Grand National at Fairyhouse on Monday.
Trainer Dermot McLoughlin has made it back-to-back wins in the Irish Grand National after Lord Lariat at 40-1 came home in front for Paddy O'Hanlon @Fairyhouse #rteracing #BoyleSportsIGN pic.twitter.com/UpLVWtEI2K— RTÉ Racing (@RTEracing) April 18, 2022
A year on from 150/1 shot Freewheelin Dylan causing an almighty shock in the Easter Monday feature, Lord Lariat got his name on the roll of honour at odds of 40/1 under 7lb claimer Paddy O’Hanlon.
While there were plenty of fallers in behind, there was not much change at the front end for much of the three-mile-five-furlong journey, with Frontal Assault giving a bold sight for a long way.
Lord Lariat joined him early in the home straight and galloped on strongly from the second-last to claim big-race glory by almost five lengths.
Frontal Assault filled the runner-up spot, while 11/2 favourite Gaillard Du Mesnil jumped and travelled strongly for a long way but ultimately had to make do with minor honours in third.
Screaming Colours and Early Doors finished fourth and fifth respectively.
— RTÉ Racing (@RTEracing) April 18, 2022