Wednesday 13 December 2017

Fisher may step up to plate

Fisher Bridge could revert to fences in the Galway Plate following his Flat success at Roscommon last night, WRITES Thomas Kelly.

Noel Meade's versatile performer made all the running in Division One of the Connolly's Red Mills Handicap to initiate a possible tilt at top jumping honours this summer.

Before a potential Galway Plate bid, however, Meade is keen to pick up another success on the level.

"Two miles would probably suit him better," Meade said of the 12/1 shot. "I'm not sure where we'll go now, but I have the Galway Plate in mind. That said, I don't know if he's good enough and the same owners own Nicanor and we're going to bring him back for the Plate."

Leo Gali looks a filly with a sharp future judged by her rousing triumph in the Roscommon Fillies Maiden. The 5/2 chance shot clear inside the final 150 yards, ably collecting by two and a half lengths.

David Wachman, whose charge was making her three-year-old debut after a 233-day absence, said: "She had some good runs last year and she's really improved this year."

La Chassotte's win under Ben Curtis in the Derrinstown Stud Apprentice Handicap was marred by a nasty fall incurred by young jockey Robbie Walsh. He was taken to hospital with a suspected broken leg after Noleens Moon unseated her rider.

Irish Independent

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