El Astronaute wins Tote Rockingham Handicap | The Curragh Racecourse
El Astronaute wins Tote Rockingham Handicap

El Astronaute wins Tote Rockingham Handicap

What a month it has been for Malton trainer John Quinn with his star sprinter El Astronaute, who followed up his win in the Listed Midsummer Sprint at Cork a couple of weeks previously with an all the way success under top-weight in the €125,000 Rockingham Handicap at the Curragh on Thursday.

The 7-1 co-favourite made virtually all under Jason Hart and under the stands rail he found plenty for pressure up the hill inside the final furlong to score by a length from fellow British raider Manshood. Indeed, in a not unfamiliar outcome in an Irish sprint handicap, the visitors filled four of the first five places. 

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