BORICE bagged another major prize for Gordon Elliott with victory in a thrilling renewal of the Grade A thetote.com Galway Plate.
Running in the colours of Simon Munir and Isaac Souede, the eight-year-old was giving Elliott a third win in the race from the last four runnings.
Borice is a third winner in the famous Galway Plate for trainer @gelliott_racing with @luke_dempsey producing the eight-year-old with expert timing— Racing TV (@RacingTV) July 31, 2019
Top weight Black Corton stayed on for second under top weight while the hard-punted Movewiththetimes fell mid-race @Galway_Races pic.twitter.com/jU8cbeZ7dG
It was a dramatic finish, with British raider Black Corton hampered by a loose horse close home, although Borice finished particularly strongly on the near side.
Conceding weight all round, Black Corton had been given a superb ride by Bryony Frost, and was always in the front rank as the Dan Skelton-trained Azzuri set the pace.
Leading over the last two, it looked like another famous success was on the cards for the ground-breaking rider, but Borice and Luke Dempsey would not be denied, winning by three and a quarter lengths.
Snugsborough Benny was third as the 8/1 favourite, with Peregrine Run fourth.