Sunday 4 December 2016

Prendergast's Pincode pounces

Published 15/08/2015 | 21:23

Pincode wins at Tramore
Pincode wins at Tramore

Pincode produced an excellent weight-carrying performance to land the Purcell Properties Rated Race at Tramore.

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Fresh from a battling victory at Bellewstown, Patrick Prendergast's colt was sent off the 8-13 favourite despite giving weight all round, and travelled well behind leader Three Colours Red.

Once Fran Berry pushed him into the lead he was always in control, coming a length and a half clear of the pacesetter at the line.

Berry said: " He was entitled to win on his form. He made hard work of it but in fairness the second horse went off fast and handled the track better.

"He had me off the bridle a long way out but my lad's stamina kicked in in the end and he stayed. He will be better on a better track."

That gave Berry the first leg of a double, which was finished off in emphatic fashion by Henry's Girl in the Christine Hadfield Memorial Handicap.

John Kiely's 2-1 favourite was travelling much the best on the final turn and soon shot clear, beating Carried by two and three-quarter lengths.

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