Koybig has turned inside out since joining Kilkenny trainer Pat Murphy late last year.
Despite getting no respite from the handicapper, he’s been a model of consistency and earned his fourth win since joining Murphy by landing the Download The Ladbrokes App Handicap at Killarney on Monday evening.
He’s already picked up wins at Gowran, Limerick, and Bellewstown this summer.
It was no cakewalk as Chris Hayes brought the son of Kodiac from mid-division but as ever he was tough and genuine as he got up on the line to nail front-runner Prosecution by a short-head.
“He deserved that anyway, the way he’s been running”, said Murphy following Koybigs’s handicap win.
“He’s run his heart out. Chris said to me the last day, ‘just try cheek pieces on him’, maybe help him with him, to keep him into the race, into the bridle a bit better.”
“It was more for out the country than coming up the straight. He’s a kind of a hold up horse but just wanted to having latching on. He’s inclined to go through horses, but hadn’t much of that to do today. The second horse nearly got away on us.”