Sunday 22 April 2018

Tri triumphs at Kilbeggan

Tri Na Ceile
Tri Na Ceile

Tri Na Ceile justified even-money favouritism with an accomplished display in the Kilbeggan Irish Whiskey Mares Novice Hurdle at Kilbeggan.

Settled off the early pace by Barry Geraghty, the Jessica Harrington-trained five-year-old travelled exuberantly before being ridden to take the lead at the second last.

She did not have to be hard pressed, though, as she stretched away to beat Give Her Bach by four lengths.

Bright Prospect lived up to his name with a solid success in the Like Kilbeggan Races On Facebook Maiden Hurdle.

Liz Doyle's 7-2 chance was one of a quartet who broke clear on the back straight, but only had Miami Present for company at the second last.

Jumping the last as one, it was Brian O'Connell's mount who found more, running out a one-length winner.

Doyle said: "We upped him in trip and that made all the difference. I thought he was a two-miler but he wasn't settling or finishing the races off.

"He didn't do very much when he hit the front because he's never been in front in his life!

"He's progressing as he was mentally all over the place and babyish."

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