Thursday 19 July 2018

Magdalen takes Killarney feature

Maudlin Magdalen on her way to winning the Kingdom Gold Cup at Killarney
Maudlin Magdalen on her way to winning the Kingdom Gold Cup at Killarney

The consistent Maudlin Magdalen (3-1) landed her biggest victory yet as she made all in the Download The New At The Races App Kingdom Gold Cup Fillies Handicap at Killarney.

Donal Kinsella's mare has enjoyed a fine summer already, with wins at Leopardstown and Bellewstown, and was quickly dictating matters under Ian Queally as she attempted to land a second career success at the County Kerry venue.

Stepping back up in trip to one mile and three furlongs, she showed no signs of tiring at the business end and stuck on well to beat Break My Mind by two and three-quarter lengths.

Kinsella said: "She did it well and Ian gave her a fine ride. The course here suits her well.

"We had been running her over a mile and when she got nine and a half furlongs well at Gowran last time we decided to give this a go."

Emily Square showed the benefit of her debut experience when knuckling down well to land the Irish Stallion Farms E.B.F. Fillies Median Auction Maiden.

Having looked very green first time out at Galway, the Kevin Condon-trained filly was much wiser on this occasion as she stayed on strongly to reel in the pace-setting Hot To The Touch and justify 7-4 favouritism by a length.

Maknificent (4-1) powered home for a decisive one-and-a-half-length success in the Dunloe Hotel Handicap.

Having tracked the leaders early doors, Michael O'Callaghan's filly had to bid her time to make her move but quickened into the lead in impressive fashion once a gap appeared inside the final furlong to score from the fast-finishing Tagg's Island.

The Killarney Oaks Hotel Novice Chase provided the pick of the National Hunt action and it saw Viconte Du Noyer complete a course double in facile fashion.

Henry de Bromhead's French recruit justified short odds with ease here last month and it was a similar story this time as the 4-5 favourite pulled 11 lengths clear of market rival Upazo in effortless style.

Miss Dinamic landed odds of 8-11 with the minimum of fuss in the Owens McCarthy Claims Specialists Mares Beginners Chase.

Padraig's Joy attempted to ask a few questions of the front-running winner but never landed a serious blow as the Paul Carberry-ridden favourite cruised home to record a two-and-a-quarter-length verdict.

Old Supporter (4-1) wasn't for catching in the Handicap Chase as the pace-setter scored by six lengths from Curragh Golan, while Peregrine Run (4-9fav) held the late challenge of Lord Ferndale by a length to land the closing Killarney Welcomes Bordeaux Racecourse Flat Race.

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