Mark Nunan

Mark Nunan

Barrington Court takes another step up the ladder

Sun 18th Oct 2020, 17:06

Barrington Court winning at Bellewstown
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The Irish Stallion Farms EBF Bluebell Stakes saw 15/8 favourite Barrington Court enhance her progressive record on the Flat as Shane Foley brought her through from off the pace to lead over a furlong out.

She only needed to be pushed out to fend off the challenge of Snapraeceps (11/1) by a length and a half, with a further gap of four and a half lengths back to Yaxeni (11/2) in third.

A Listed bumper winner and two-time winner over hurdles, the Mastercraftsman mare made a winning start under Flat rules at Bellewstown in August and had followed that with two runner-up efforts in Stakes company.

Winning trainer Jessica Harrington said: “Soft ground doesn’t seem to worry her whether she goes two miles or a mile and a half. She would probably have enough speed for a mile and a quarter.

“She may come back here for the Finale Stakes (November 7).

“I don’t think she will go back over hurdles as every time she runs she hurts herself.”

Additional reporting by Alan Magee

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