Duckweed and Mark Bolger
© Photo Healy Racing
Following on from their success at Tipperary last evening with Weather Watch, Jessica Harrington and Mark Bolger combined for another winner when Duckweed (well-backed evens favourite) landed the Barclay Communications Mares Beginners Chase at Down Royal.
The point-to-point winning daughter of Wolfe Tone made a pleasing start over racecourse fences when convincingly holding the staying on Carole Rose by three lengths.
Second favourite Annamatopoeia was a further fifteen lengths adrift of the Kieran Guinness-owned and bred Duckweed.
"Great spin, jumped well," was Bolger's reaction post race.
He added: "It was her first run for a while and they should have plenty of fun with her over the summer. She will get three miles no problem. She did well last summer - she won two."
(MG & EM)
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