BIG RACE SHOCKER: Granit
D'Estruval gallops to victory at Fairyhouse
Jack, favourite for the Paddy Power Gold Cup and among the most highly regarded inmates at Paul Nicholls' yard, looked poised to win the showpiece handicap until knuckling over after jumping the Old course's signature penultimate fence.
Most traded securities were the denationalization bonds from the ninth issue, the shares of Komercijalna banka, Alkaloid, Toplifikacija, Granit
, Stopanska banka Bitola, Makstil, Makpetrol and Skopski Pazar and the foreign currency deposit bonds.
THE Paul Nicholls camp endured a day of woe at Cheltenham yesterday when potential star Granit
Jack was one of two horses killed, and jockey Ruby Walsh sustained a badly dislocated shoulder, writes Rodney Masters.
D'Estruval, trained in England by Ferdy Murphy and ridden by Brian Harding, stunned Fairyhouse yesterday when proving a shock 33/1 winner of the Powers Gold Label Irish Grand National.
As long-serving jumping stalwarts, trainer Ferdy Murphy and owner Tony Durkan have experienced every emotion the game can provide, and they instantly muted their celebration after L'Antartique's win in the Paddy Power Gold Cup as news spread of Granit
Jack's fatal fall.
FERDY MURPHY salvaged a disastrous season when he sent out Granit
D'Estruval to cause a 33-1 shock in the Powers Gold Label Irish Grand National at Fairyhouse yesterday.
With Walsh hors de combat, Liam Heard, who had schooled Granit
Jack the day before, was parachuted in for the ride.
D'Estruval, a 33/1 outsider, caused a huge upset at Fairyhouse yesterday when he claimed the Irish Grand National for trainer Ferdy Murphy
The building firm Granit
signed two new contracts for building streets and auxiliary facilities in the free economic zones worth over 8 million euros.
COMMISERATIONS go out to Granit
Jack's connections after his fatal fall at the second-last fence in the Paddy Power Gold Cup at Cheltenham yesterday.
The building firms Beton and Granit
noted a profit rise in the first three quarters of this year.
Twist Magic, one of Voy Por Ustedes's main rivals for the two-mile chasing crown, was an impressive winner at Kempton on Tuesday, while Alan King's star, who bypassed the William Hill Gold Cup at Exeter, will be expected to beat a probable five rivals, with Granit
Jack having been declared in case he missed today's Paddy Power Gold Cup.
The building firm Granit
made turnover of 469,500 denars by trading 770 of its shares at an average price of 609.
I'VE never won the Paddy Power Gold Cup but can honestly say I'll never have a better chance than with Granit