Alan Magee

Alan Magee

Camorra impresses on favoured soft ground

Sat 17th Oct 2020, 17:42

Camorra stretches clear for Sam Ewing
© Photo Healy Racing

Camorra, a maiden winner on debut at Killarney last year, regained the winning thread when defying top-weight in the Manguard Plus Handicap at Leopardstown.

Trained by Ger Lyons and sporting the familiar blue and white silks of Sean Jones, the well-supported 11/2 chance quickened up impressively on the far rail a furlong out under talented apprentice Sam Ewing.

He stretched clear inside the final furlong to beat Vischio by five lengths, with Son Of Hypnos finding no extra a further three quarters of a length back in third.

Lyons was represented by his brother and assistant Shane who said, “He’s a horse that was meant to go to Hong Kong but needs that ground. He travelled all the way around.

“Sam gave him a lovely ride and he showed a nice turn of foot to take it up. The ground is important and it’s just nice soft ground.

“He’s a lovely framed horse and will be a lovely four-year-old. That will probably be it for this year and he’ll be a nice horse for the spring. He’ll stay a bit further.”

1st
11/2
Tote €7.80 €1.80
2nd
5L
12/1
€3.60
3rd
0.75L
6/1
€1.70
4th
nk
17/2
€2.70
bf
nose
5/1Fav

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