Magnetic North returned to winning ways for Adam Caffrey when landing the Donnybrook Apprentice Handicap at Leopardstown last Thursday.

The Born To Sea gelding was ridden prominently from the get go behind early pacesetter Nusra and before they turned for home, Adam pushed his mount to the front where he picked up and stayed on gamely to win by 2 and a quarter lengths from the Mick Halford & Tracey Collins trained Zileo.

Speaking afterwards, Ado said, “I think the ground is the key factor. When he was a younger horse you would have said he wanted a bit of cut but he didn’t want it today. We weren’t going to run him but I just felt that this track would suit and the trip as well.

He’s in again at Roscommon on Monday and he might be declared. The last time he won Adam rode his first winner on him, last year in Navan. He’s a great fun horse.

I’d say the boys will sell him now at some stage as they have a lot of horses and he’s not going to be a premier handicap horse.

Adam did a great job on him there. He’s the type of horse that will come out some days and run a really good race and other days he’ll let you down. He definitely wants nice ground.”