Wednesday 22 February 2017

Fisher may step up to plate

Published 18/05/2010 | 05:00

Fisher Bridge could revert to fences in the Galway Plate following his Flat success at Roscommon last night, WRITES Thomas Kelly.

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Noel Meade's versatile performer made all the running in Division One of the Connolly's Red Mills Handicap to initiate a possible tilt at top jumping honours this summer.

Before a potential Galway Plate bid, however, Meade is keen to pick up another success on the level.

"Two miles would probably suit him better," Meade said of the 12/1 shot. "I'm not sure where we'll go now, but I have the Galway Plate in mind. That said, I don't know if he's good enough and the same owners own Nicanor and we're going to bring him back for the Plate."

Leo Gali looks a filly with a sharp future judged by her rousing triumph in the Roscommon Fillies Maiden. The 5/2 chance shot clear inside the final 150 yards, ably collecting by two and a half lengths.

David Wachman, whose charge was making her three-year-old debut after a 233-day absence, said: "She had some good runs last year and she's really improved this year."

La Chassotte's win under Ben Curtis in the Derrinstown Stud Apprentice Handicap was marred by a nasty fall incurred by young jockey Robbie Walsh. He was taken to hospital with a suspected broken leg after Noleens Moon unseated her rider.

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