OAKWOOD PADDY (Foreclosure x Carmel Camden)
Time: P ‘2’ 2.02.9
Owner: Ruari McNulty
Trainer: Gavin Murdock
Driver: Gavin Murdock
Breeder: Oakwood Stud
What Hall of Fame announcer Roger Huston had to say:
The 2021 VDM at Tir Prince resulted in the largest purse ever 27,600 British Pounds up for grabs as a field of nine went to the post. With post position 1 driver Richard Haythornthwaite went right to the top with Biggins while Oakwood Paddy driven by trainer-driver Gavin Murdock got away 4th from the second tier. Action picked up past the half with Biggins still showing the way. As the horses headed to the three-quarters they were five in and four out. Murdock sent Oakwood Paddy three wide shortly before that marker and the battle was on. Biggins was at the rail, Oakwood Paddy now two wide and coming three wide was Oakwood Ardan and James Haythornthwaite at the top of the stretch. In the final 1/16th Oakwood Paddy drew away for the win by a half length in 2:02.9. Biggins held second and Oakwood Ardan was third. The winner is owned by Ruari McNulty and trained and driven by Gavin Murdock.