Monday 16 September 2019

De Bromhead and Blackmore take feature

The 9/2 joint favourite was prominent throughout and once Blackmore sent him to the front on the approach to the second last, the issue was never in doubt. Photo by Seb Daly/Sportsfile
The 9/2 joint favourite was prominent throughout and once Blackmore sent him to the front on the approach to the second last, the issue was never in doubt. Photo by Seb Daly/Sportsfile

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WATERFORD trainer Henry de Bromhead struck at his local track when sending out Megalomaniac to land yesterday's featured handicap chase under Rachael Blackmore.

The 9/2 joint favourite, already a winner over course and distance, was prominent throughout and once Blackmore sent him to the front on the approach to the second last, the issue was never in doubt as the pair stayed on well to beat market rival Demi Plie by two lengths

There was a dramatic finish to the Mares Beginners' Chase as the Emmet Mullins-trained Dolly Dancer (5/2) prevailed under some strong handling from Brian Hayes.

The jockey pushed the daughter of Yeats clear going to the second last, but his mount appeared to try to duck out to her right.

Hayes managed to grab her back in time to jump the fence, but she blundered badly and brought the pursuing Ayr Of Elegance to a standstill. Darling Miss avoided the trouble and was left in front going to the last. However, Hayes gathered up his mount and she flew home on the run-in to prevail by a length and three-quarters.

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