The Sliding Rock, near side, challenges Dedanann at the last
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Gordon Elliott doubled up at Ballinrobe when The Sliding Rock (5/1) stayed on best in the BoyleSports Rated Novice Hurdle.
Bryan Cooper sent her after Dedanann approaching the last and rode her to close with a furlong to race.
The pair claimed Dedannan (11/1) inside the furlong pole and strode on by two and a half lengths. There was a five-length gap back to third-placer Presenting Meghan (15/2).
“She’s tough and honest and Bryan gave her a great ride,” said Elliott.
“He’s in a couple of mornings a week with us and he’ll get plenty of opportunities.”
Elliott also took the 3YO maiden hurdle on the card with Zanahiyr who had Keith Donoghue in the plate.
Additional reporting by Eamonn Murphy