Lucky Zebo has proved a good money-spinner for connections this year and made it four wins from his last five starts in the Golf Societies At Gowran Park Handicap Hurdle to complete a quick double for trainer Henry de Bromhead.
The six-year-old gelding, previously successful twice in handicap hurdles plus a beginners chase, was very strong in the market with offers of 7/4 overnight hardening to 8/13 at the off.
The odds-on shot jumped to the front at the penultimate flight and was pushed out by Rachael Balckmore on the run-in to beat the always prominent Krabat by a length and three quarters. Rock On Seamie was a further eight and a half lengths back in third.
De Bromhead said, “That was great and Jamie (Lawson Maher, owner) was down here so that was good.
“He’s progressing. We went over fences for a couple of runs which he did really well but there wasn’t a whole lot coming up so we said we’d come back and have a look over hurdles. It was lovely to see him go and do that again.
“We’ve had loads of fun with him so far and hopefully he’ll keep improving.”