Sport Horse Racing

Friday 24 November 2017

Beans digs deep to finally get off mark

Spill The Beans recorded the first victory of his career with a determined effort from the front at Tramore yesterday.

The 5/4 favourite was strongly challenged and even headed by Got Options after the final flight, but battled back to record a neck win in the Maiden Hurdle.

Winning trainer Henry de Bromhead said: "Spill The Beans deserved to win one and Andrew (Lynch) gave him a clever front-running ride. He'll go chasing straightaway now and should be better over fences as he has no respect for hurdles."

Willie Murphy's Vinnie (11/4) benefited from similarly aggressive tactics when making most of the running in the Graun Hill Handicap Hurdle under Barry Cash.

"Vinnie was having his third hard race in a short period and may have a break now," said Murphy. "He is happy racing from the front."

Lea Lady (4/1) took the Tramore Racecourse Supporters Club Handicap Hurdle, giving 17-year-old amateur jockey Ciara Fahey the first winner of her career.

The Garry Ducey-trained 11/4 shot Aughnacurraveel finished with a wet sail to take the Stradbally Maiden Hurdle. Paul Townend guided Skidroe Joe (9/1) to success in the Kilmacthomas Handicap Chase, while Back Of The Pack (25/1) sprang a surprise in the Dungarvan Beginners Chase.

Irish Independent

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