Sport Horse Racing

Friday 23 March 2018

Along Came Casey demolishes field on return

Dermot Weld's Along Came Casey blitzed her rivals in the Glencairn Stakes at Leopardstown.

Having her first run since bustling up recent Queen Anne Stakes hero Declaration Of War at Dundalk last October, the Oratorio mare belied the 258-day lay-off with a demolition job under Leigh Roche.

The 7/2 chance could be spotted travelling sweetly in behind Flying The Flag and Banna Boirche as the leaders turned for home and she skipped clear two furlongs out in the manner of a smart performer.

Weld's son, Kris, said: "That was very pleasing. She's a good filly and her form behind Declaration Of War spoke for itself. It was a very good performance for her first run of the year and while there's nothing definite, she may step up to 10 furlongs and come back here for the Meld Stakes."

Sudirman continued David Wachman's excellent run of form when making it third time lucky in the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Maiden, staying on strongly to lead with 200 yards to run before easing to a four-and-a-half-length victory over Home School.

Jim Bolger's Scintillula, second in last year's Moyglare, justified 6/5 favouritism with a good performance under Kevin Manning in the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Fillies Maiden.

Irish Independent

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