Local Winner As Freewheelin Dylan Lands BoyleSports Irish Grand National
There was a local winner of the 2021 BoyleSports Irish Grand National at Fairyhouse as the Dermot McLoughlin trained Freewheelin Dylan landed the race in style under a perfect ride from Ricky Doyle.
This was a first time success in the race for both trainer and jockey, with Freewheelin Dylan a massive priced winner at 150/1.
Doyle told BoyleSports after the race: “I cannot believe it. The outsider of the field. I just couldn’t wait to ride the horse in the race, not caring what chance I had but I knew the spin I would get, and I couldn’t wait for it. It’s unbelievable and to be fair to Dermot, he left it up to me. I had a dream ride the whole way around.”
BoyleSports traders have reported it wasn’t as good a result for the book as many would expect with Freewheelan Dylan winning at 150/1 but it was a nail-biting finish with Run Wild Fred at 8/1 trying his best to close the gap.
The sponsors paid seven places in the race with punters getting each-way value for Freewheelin Dylan, Run Wild Fred, Enjoy D’allen, Latest Exhibition, Sempo, Off You Go and Coko Beach.
We laid plenty of smaller bets around 66/1 earlier in the day but the guaranteed price meant the winner was paid out at 150/1.