Friday 28 July 2017

Quarryvale strikes late

Quarryvale took full advantage of the final-fence fall of Hidden Crack to take top honours in the Lisronagh Novice Handicap Chase at Clonmel yesterday.

Hidden Crack looked the most likely winner approaching the last obstacle only to take a crunching tumble and Quarryvale safely negotiated the fence under Paddy Mangan to score by 13 lengths from Curragh Grey.

The jockey's father and winning trainer Jimmy Mangan said: "We had a bit of luck on our side. You can't beat it -- without luck you have nothing!

"She's really a three-miler and loves heavy ground."

The Powerstown Chase was similarly incident-packed and it was the Arthur Moore-trained 6/4 shot Organisedconfusion which emerged a fortunate winner.

Top Of The Rock came down at the second last when right in the firing line, leaving See U Bob to pull clear with matters seemingly sewn up.

But then he fell at the last, leaving Mr Warbucks in front. Organisedconfusion and Davy Russell came past him to score by a length and a quarter in a dramatic finale.

Domination opened his account over obstacles with a ready success in the Clonmel Maiden Hurdle.

Irish Independent

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