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Reports in which Universal Focus (GER) was mentioned
We had two outsiders, Crossingoz and Fake Media, withdrawn at the start, but that'll have mattered little to many punters at Naas as Universal Focus (100/30 into 2/1 favourite) sent plenty home happy with his win in division two of the Nursery Of Champions Handicap.
Tue 04th Sep
Helen Mooney delivered Emily Square with a late run to land the ladies invitational handicap at the Curragh.
Sun 26th Aug
Alannah Budds recorded her first career success, as she partnered Here For The Craic to victory in the last at Tipperary this evening, the Toomey's Applegreen Filling Station (Ladies) Handicap.
Fri 10th Aug
Alfredo Arcano will bid to record his third win of the season when he lines up in the Follow Tipperary On Facebook Handicap this evening.
Fri 10th Aug
"I had great days here as a jockey but that has to be one of the great days of my training career. It's the first time I've had a treble," revealed Johnny Murtagh after Circling Moon completed a Leopardstown hat-trick for his County Kildare yard in the Leopardstown Ladies Golf Club Handicap.
Thu 14th Jun
Jack Wildman partnered his first winner on just his third ride as Kuraka defied top-weight in the Breast Cancer Ireland Apprentice Handicap at Leopardstown.
Fri 25th May
Solar Heat followed stable companions Dawn Shadow and Newsworthy as winners for Dot Love in recent days when triumphant in the Marshes Shopping Centre Ladies Day 12th July Apprentice Handicap at Dundalk.
Wed 02nd May
Alghabrah showed excellent resolution to justify odds of 2-7 in the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Median Auction Maiden at DundalkTue 10th Apr
Strong market leader Duke Of Waspington (5/4) could only find one pace to finish fifth as 11/1 chance Universal Focus came out on top in the Irishinjuredjockeys.com Apprentice Handicap at Dundalk.
Tue 10th Apr
Universal Focus and Lizard Point drew clear of the other 13 horses and fought out the finish of the mile and a half handicap in Cork before the former prevailed.
Tue 08th Aug
After winning the fifth on I Am Power, Pat Smullen doubled-up on Political Policy in the concluding Come Racing 2nd September Handicap.
Fri 14th Jul
Third reserve New Direction made the most of his opportunity to land the final race held at the Curragh this season.
Mon 10th Oct
After race at Naas Tue, 4th Sep, 2018 (1st)
He was knocking on the door and the last time Gary rode him in Cork he won on him. He hangs on to plenty and pricks his ears,. Gary said it probably suited that he got caught a bit and delayed his challenge. It worked out better as he wasn't in front for too long.
After race at Dundalk Tue, 10th Apr, 2018 (1st)
That's a great start (to the week). He battled well. He's a horse that won over a mile-and-a-half in Cork last autumn, with Gary Carroll, and we were planning to run him over hurdles. He had a bit of a delay about two weeks ago and he missed out on it. Looking at the program there was no race coming up over hurdles so I said to his owner John Bowden that we'd give him a run on the Flat to start him off. John is away on holidays in Singapore. I'm not sure what the time difference is but hopefully he got to see it. He's a grand dual purpose horse and he'll do fine again during the summer over hurdles. He was placed over hurdles the first day and there will be a little hurdle race in him. He stays well, stays going and wants a bit of nice ground. I said to Danny jumping out today wherever he jumps and travels, even if he ends up seventh or eighth, to leave him alone. As soon as you force him to do something he gets annoyed.
After race at Cork Tue, 8th Aug, 2017 (1st)
Today was the first time he got a drop of rain and it made the difference. Gary (Carroll) was good and strong and hopefully he is low enough to climb up the ratings.