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Harrington on the double at Navan


Jessica Harrington

Jessica Harrington

Jessica Harrington

Jessica Harrington is making hay since the Flat season recommenced and the Moone handler was in scintillating form at Navan yesterday, notching a 47/1 Listed double.

Harrington landed a treble on Monday and dominated proceedings at the Meath track with Tom Madden gaining his first black type win aboard Silence Please (10/1).

Madden, understudy to Harrington's first-choice Shane Foley, gunned down Foley's mount One Voice (16/5) in the dying strides to lead home a one-two for the Kildare trainer.

Foley, who earlier steered Gerard O'Leary's Blastofmagic (4/1 joint-favourite) to handicap victory, got the better of the judge's call in the Heritage Stakes, however, when the front-running Ancient Spirit (10/3 joint-favourite) just held on.

A nose was the winning margin once again with Joseph O'Brien's Buckhurst (4/1) narrowly failing to catch the winner, which showed further improvement from his debut effort for the yard when second in a similar event last October.

Aidan O'Brien was the other big winner with debutant Chief Little Hawk (7/2) being cut to as short as 6/1 for next week's Norfolk Stakes at Royal Ascot.

These Days (Gowran 3.30) will take some stopping today in the Support The Irish Injured Jockeys Handicap. Ken Condon's charge got off the mark in Dundalk last November and Niall McCullagh's mount has plenty more to offer.