Friday 23 March 2018

Weld finds new star

Trainer Dermot Weld
Trainer Dermot Weld

Edelmira produced a sparkling display on her racecourse introduction to turn the Book Online At Fillies Maiden into a procession.

Dermot Weld's Irish Oaks entry went off the 1/2 favourite and Pat Smullen hardly had to break sweat as his mount won by five and a half lengths over Toe The Line.

Weld looked like doubling up when Elegant Peace loomed up under Leigh Roche's double handful in the Follow TipperaryRaces On Twitter Handicap, but leader Aussie Valentine (3/1) stuck to his task well and held on by half a length.

The Brendan Duke-trained gelding Focussed (5/2) was the highlight of a Kevin Manning double, taking the Fundraising Events At Tipperary Races Handicap.

Although appearing to be treading water three furlongs from the finish, he started to gain ground and eventually hit top gear to win by five and a half lengths.

Sun On The Run made it three wins from five starts under Manning in the Follow Tipperary Races On Facebook Race.

Irish Independent

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