Edison gets up on line to deny Rocky

Sun 13th Apr 2014, 15:44

photoThomas Edison (right) gets up to pip Little Rocky (left) with Taglietelle third
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By Gary Carson
Thomas Edison stormed home inside the final furlong to snatch victory on the line in the mile-and-a-half handicap at the Curragh.

Fran Berry, carrying the colours of JP McManus, was registering a quick double having partnered Booker to success for McManus' daughter Sue-Ann Foley in the previous race.

Little Rocky looked the likely winner when kicking on from front-runner Whatuthink early in the straight.

Thomas Edison and Taglietelle both took closer order from over a furlong out and stayed on well in the closing stages.

It was the Tony Martin-trainedThomas Edison who got his head in front at the death to deny Little Rocky by a nose with just a neck back to Taglietelle.

“He's been knocking on the door for quite a while,” said Martin afterwards.

“We'll see how he comes out of this and we'll find another handicap. It could be over hurdles or on the Flat.”

(Additional reporting by Alan Magee)

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