Gatsby Cap broke his maiden on Wednesday with an impressive win in the LMFM Dual Race Night Friday 3rd May Handicap for owner/breeder Richard Barnes.

Ridden by jockey Andrew Slattery, Gatsby Cap settled behind the leaders,  was pushed to challenge on the inner from early in the straight, and got to the front inside the final furlong, keeping on well in the closing stages to score by a length and three quarters.

A son of Gale Force Ten, Gatsby Cap is out of Blue Dahlia who was successful four times for Tommy Stack, taking a Premier Handicap at the Curragh in September of 2011.

“I rode him last time in Cork on soft ground and the trip was no problem. I was very happy with him there, he travelled everywhere and did it easy.

“I think he’s better than that as he was doing it all very easy off that rating. I can see him going on a lot more.” jockey, Andrew Slattery.