Saturday 22 October 2016

Sake comes good at Wexford

Published 25/07/2015 | 19:52

For Goodness Sake (pink) makes her challenge at Wexford
For Goodness Sake (pink) makes her challenge at Wexford

For Goodness Sake led home a one-three for John Murphy in the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Fillies Maiden at Wexford.

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In the absence of Georgia On My Mind, Faseeha was sent off the 9-10 favourite and took up the running more than three furlongs out.

For Goodness Sake headed her before the furlong pole, though, and had enough in the tank to see off the rallying market leader by a length and a quarter, with her stable companion Pure Drama third.

Murphy said: "I've always liked her and she's improved with each run. It was probably a weak race and she should stay further."

Winning jockey Shane Foley followed up when High Kicker came off the reserves' bench to justify 5/4 favouritism in the Ballaghkeen Handicap.

Henry's Girl has taken well to the Flat game and ran out a determined winner of the Forth & Bargy Maiden.

The 7-2 chance got her head in front a furlong from the finish and kept it there, despite the late lunge of Kennady.

Emmet McNamara steered Askmour to a breakthrough triumph in the Monart Destination Hotel & Spa Ladies Day Handicap.

Deputising for the injured Niall McCullagh, McNamara sent the 8-1 shot into the lead at the top of the straight and she stayed on well to beat well-backed favourite Deor by a length and three-quarters.

McNamara said: "I'm delighted but I'm also a bit gutted for Niall McCullagh. She's his ride, he has done all the work with her and as everyone knows he got an awful fall yesterday so I want to wish him the best of luck and to get well as soon as he can.

"She toughed it out well, she got there and she just kept finding and finding for me.

"She's a filly that could progress again going up in trip. She ran a bit in snatches but she hit the line well."

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