Kurpany wins well under Ben Coen
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Kurpany justified good support on debut when taking the Foran Equine Irish EBF Auction Maiden in fine style at Tipperary.
Trained by Andy Slattery and ridden by his nephew Ben Coen, the Mayson colt was well-backed earlier in the day from 16/1 and went off at just 6/1.
Coen’s mount asserted over a furlong out before stretching clear in the closing stages to score by all of four and a half lengths.
Principalship was also prominent throughout taking the runner-up spot, with Myrcella a further half a length back in third.
Slattery said, "I think he is very good and we worked him up the Curragh the other day and I thought he was a Group horse. He is going the right way and did what we expected.
"He is a Mayson but I think he wants good ground and hopefully he goes on.
"We'll see if an offer comes in and if not we'll go for a winners' of one and bring him along gradually. We think a good bit of him and he has loads of pace."
(TW & AM)