Tom Queally wins hurdle race at Tramore

Frankel’s jockey Tom Queally has teamed up with his trainer father, Declan, for a win over hurdles on Owenacurra Lass at Tramore.

Queally, who will forever be linked with superstar Frankel, was having his third ride over obstacles since taking out a National Hunt licence.

With rides thin on the ground on the Flat through the winter, Queally returned home to Ireland and rewarded punters at 9-1.

He brought his mount wide into the straight in the Maiden Hurdle and won by a 1-3/4 lengths.

“I did loads of this when I was younger,” Queally said.

“I haven’t had the falls that a lot of my colleagues here had, so maybe I’ve gone out there a bit stupid to it. It’s nice to get a winner here.

“We discussed it beforehand and felt it was best to angle out for the better ground. She’s a lovely mare and tries hard.”

Queally’s brother, Declan, assistant trainer to his father, said his brother showed he still had what it takes to ride over jumps.

“I told him to get his National Hunt licence and we’d give him a couple of spins over Christmas,” he said.

“He looked all right there and hasn’t lost it yet. I don’t think he’s ridden here for 17 years.”