Eos is clear
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By Thomas Weekes
Well bred Eos comfortably won the opening HMT Shipping Claiming Race at Dundalk today and avoided being claimed, as the John Magnier owned filly scored for Irish Derby winning trainer Joseph O'Brien and promising apprentice jockey Shane Crosse.
Crosse, partnering his sixth winner, displayed plenty strength in the saddle as he sent Eos clear with two furlongs to race and in the end the pair scored a five lengths win over Descendant, which was later claimed for E8,000 by Cathy Brown.
Eos, whose dam is a sister to a Group 3 winner, was on offer to be claimed for E10,000 and after the success jockey Crosse said "in Naas it was a very messy race and the horse in front got tired and she was left alone for a lot of the race and just got touched off. To be honest it was a cracking run.
"Exactly (I wanted to stretch them) but I wanted to have a horse with me and it jumped perfect for me and he brought me as far I wanted in the straight. She put her ears back and got to the line well.
"She did it very well in the end."
Quotes from Michael Graham