PAT Taaffe secured his first racecourse victory on board his father’s Walking Fame after an incident-packed conclusion to the A J C Group INH Flat Race in Downpatrick last Monday.

His mount held the lead but veered markedly left inside the final 100 yards, hampering both subsequent runner-up Deo Bellator, who was unleashing her challenge between horses, and I A Connect who held every chance on the rail.