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Dawn Delivers at the Curragh

16 July 2017 National Sport


Last Updated: 16/07/17 3:01pm

Trainer Jim Bolger

Trainer Jim Bolger

Dawn Delivers got off the mark at the third attempt when justifying her short price in the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Fillies Maiden at the Curragh.

The Jim Bolger-trained youngster had taken on colts when second on her first two starts and made no mistake against her own sex.

Leading just inside the final furlong, the 4-7 shot won cosily despite the newcomer Magical cutting the deficit to half a length at the line.

“That’s job done. She’ll stay further and we might look at the Silver Flash Stakes (at Leopardstown) with her,” said Bolger.

“There are no easy maidens and they’ve been strong all year.

“The progeny of Dawn Approach are lovely horses to work with and that’s half the battle.”

Golden Spell (11-4 favourite) put up a sound display to defy top weight in the Plusvital Speed Gene Nursery Handicap.

Johnny Murtagh’s filly had lost her maiden tag at Bellewstown 10 days earlier and followed up in the first nursery of the season in Ireland.

Leading over a furlong out in the hands of Colin Keane, the daughter of multiple Group One winner Al Kazeem soon put the race to bed as she scored by a length and a quarter from Navajo Dreamer.

“She’s a very game little thing. I thought the handicapper was being harsh on her, giving her 84 before today,” said Keane.

“The step up in trip was ideal for her and she tries very hard for you. I’d say in time she will get an extra furlong.

“We’ll see what the handicapper does now, but she might have to try to go and get a bit of black type.”


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