Sport Horse Racing

Thursday 20 July 2017

Aloof shows touch of class to romp home

Thomas Kelly

DAVID WACHMAN took the feature race at Dundalk last night as Aloof justified the 4/6 favourite's tag.

The daughter of Galileo raced keenly and moved into the lead two furlongs out before staying on well to comfortably defeat Shukhov.

Choral Society (9/10) just held on for a narrow win in the Auction Fillies Maiden. The daughter of Acclamation raced prominently and improved to lead a furlong out but was all out in the closing stages to hold the late finish of Tannery.

Connections of the consistent Maggie Neary were rewarded with a maiden win at Dundalk last night.

The Charlie Swan-trained daughter of Hurricane Run tracked the leaders before being produced to pass the favourite Azores a furlong out and she went on to record a comfortable success and complete a double for jockey Johnny Murtagh.

Meanwhile, Paul Hanagan wasted no time in getting back in the groove with a near 124/1 treble at Wolverhampton on his return to action for the first time since retaining the jockeys' championship three weeks ago.

Hanagan began by making the most of replacing Robert Winston on Winged Valkyrie (16/1) with a hard-fought win.

He quickly followed up on 11/10 favourite Adranian for David Evans and then completed his treble with victory on 5/2 market leader Tarooq, which is trained by Hanagan's main retainer Richard Fahey.

Irish Independent

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