Saturday 10 December 2016

Famous Milly scores at handsome odds

Published 13/09/2016 | 02:30

Jockey Rory Cleary: 16/1 winner Photo: Sportsfile
Jockey Rory Cleary: 16/1 winner Photo: Sportsfile

Famous Milly came good for Irish Independent readers in Listowel's feature nursery yesterday.

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Ridden by Rory Cleary for trainer Gavin Cromwell, the filly got up close home at 16/1, having been the headline tip of Johnny Ward in yesterday's paper.

Without a victory in four previous starts, Famous Milly was settled at the rear as Sir Edwin Landseer set the pace along with Catch A Wave.

Youarewonder surged past that duo to take it up in what looked a race-winning move just over a furlong out, but Cleary's mount was flying home down the outside and got up to take the spoils by a neck in the dying strides.

Grecian Divine produced an impressive display to make all in the opening maiden. Sent straight to the front by Pat Smullen, Denis Hogan's 4/1 shot had In Somno for company throughout but drew clear of that rival late on to record a two-length verdict.

Jealika (5/1) powered home under Shane Foley to score in the Feale Handicap in fine style.

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