Sport Horse Racing

Friday 17 November 2017

Shoulder injury leaves Carberry facing spell on sidelines

Thomas Kelly

PAUL CARBERRY is set for a spell on the sidelines after he dislocated a shoulder when falling from Chino Valdes in the Dawn Milk Run Handicap Hurdle at Killarney yesterday.

The pair parted company at the third-last flight, with Keep It Cool (25/1) eventually lifting the prize.

Declan Queally was another rider to endure a rough afternoon as he was banned for 14 days after being found guilty of improper riding in the closing race on the Flat.

Citizenship took advantage of a lowly mark on the level to win the Europe Hotel & Resort Handicap, having failed to fire at Cheltenham and run poorly on the Flat last week.

Sent off at 11/2, Jessica Harrington's six-year-old was settled in the rear by 10lb claimer Kevin Sexton before quickening up in style to win by nearly five lengths. The aim now is the Galway Hurdle.

The promising Thomas Edison was turned over in some style by Michael Hourigan's Run With The Wind in the Dawn Omega Milk Novice Hurdle.

At Leopardstown, Harasiya stepped up on her debut victory to claim Group Three honours in the Silver Flash Stakes.

Johnny Murtagh had his mount perfectly positioned on the outside turning for home and, when he kicked on, the response was immediate.

The Pivotal filly took it up around a furlong out and quickly pulled clear, eventually winning by a cosy two-and-a-half lengths.

My Special J's raced prominently throughout and hung on for a deserved second, with Rosearie back in third.

"She did it nicely and she is a good filly. It was nice to see her step up and win comfortably. She wasn't doing a lot in front," said John Oxx.

"We'll see now whether or not to go for the Debutante Stakes. She'll tell us when she wants to run."

Aidan O'Brien's Nevis earned himself an initial quote of 20/1 for next year's Derby after an impressive victory in the Darley European Breeders Fund Maiden.

Irish Independent

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