Foley has Roman out smart for the win

Wed 2nd Sep 2015, 17:44

Reddot Roman (noseband) keeps on well for the win under 'Dusty' Foley
© Photo Healy Racing

A native of the locality, Shane Foley is obviously familiar with Gowran for a long time, and he earned the plaudits from trainer Michael Halford, after winning on favourite Reddot Roman in the Irish Stallion Farms EBF (C & G) Median Auction Maiden.

"I was very worried about the draw. It's an awful disadvantage here being so wide (fourteen of fourteen) but Shane got him out smart," reported Halford.

The Tay Hu Chor-owned Reddot Roman built on a good debut second placing at Roscommon on August 17th, with a half a length success.

Reddot Roman came through from mid-division to lead a furlong and a half out, before accounting for the 'finisher,' Sevenleft.

Halford further explained: "He learned from Roscommon. Like most of ours he improved for a run.

"He's a straight-forward colt and he was just a bit green when he got to the front.

"I'm delighted for the owner who is a great supporter of ours. He's from Singapore but he's coming over in a few weeks. It'll be his first time to visit.

"I'm not sure where we'll go next with this fella - maybe for a nursery."

(AM & EM)

1st
11/4Fav
Tote €3.30 €1.70
2nd
0.5L
4/1
€1.40
3rd
2L
25/1
€10.20
4th
0.5L
66/1

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