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Gimli's rock leads treble delight for harrington

Published 06/11/2010 | 05:00

MOONE trainer Jessica Harrington landed a terrific 420/1 treble at Down Royal yesterday, highlighted by the victory of Gimli's Rock in the feature WKD Core Hurdle, WRITES THOMAS KELLY.

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Gimli's Rock's stablemate Summit Meeting was much shorter in the betting, but it was the 10/1 shot who proved an emphatic winner of the Grade 2 feature.

Hot favourite Luska Lad led five out, but at the second-last flight Tom Treacy and Gimli's Rock drew away to score by four lengths from Der Spieler.

Harrington made it number two when Saville Row (16/1) showed plenty of style to make a winning debut in the hands of Robbie Power in the maiden hurdle.

And Power was also aboard Bostons Angel as the 5/4 favourite completed the Harrington hat-trick with an easy one-length win in the Porter & Co Beginners Chase.

Paddy Neville's Macville could be Cheltenham-bound in March after a smooth triumph in the Grade 3 EBF Lough Construction Ltd Mares Novice Hurdle. The 8/1 shot, ridden by Paul Townend, pulled clear to score by eight lengths from Oilily and odds-on favourite Araucaria.

The concluding Archie Watson Memorial Bumper went to the Noel Meade-trained Dylan Ross who sluiced up, despite a slow early pace, under Nina Carberry.

Meath trainer Gordon Elliott was on the mark in the opening juvenile hurdle with the Michael O'Leary-owned Toner D'Oudaires, which recorded an impressive six-length win over Ember Jack under Davy Russell.

Irish Independent

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