Day Wins From The Front Again

Sat 17th Jun 2017, 20:15

Not A Bad Oul Day (David Simmonson) beats Fairy Flute
©Healy Racing Photos
By Alan Magee
Not A Bad Oul Day recorded his third win this season and brought his career tally to five when adopting customary front-running tactics in the Limerick Handicap.

David Simmonson made virtually all on the admirable five-year-old gelding, who kept on well in the straight to land odds of 9/2 in this mile event.

The third reserve Fairy Flute had just one rival behind her two furlongs out but flew home on the outside inside the final furlong to get within half a length.

The Lords Walk was a further two and three quarter lengths away in third.

There was plenty of interference in behind with Teo’s Music (fourth) and Happy Company (seventh) among those that suffered.

Winning trainer Johnny Feane said, "I was a bit worried about the ground but he had won on quick ground at Ayr, so I chanced him.

"The handicapper is close to having a hold of him but David's 7lbs claim was a big help. We'll aim for Galway now."

(TW & AM)

Donnacha doubles up on Puppetshow

Donnacha O’Brien completed a double at Limerick as Puppetshow benefitted from a confident ride to open her account in the Croom Maiden.

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