Next In Line keeps up the gallop under Luke McAteer
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After her 16/1 success at Gowran seven days back Next In Line struck again at a double figure price, scoring at 12/1 in the It’s Not Rocket Science With MansionBet Handicap at Galway.
With blinkers on for the second time after previously not coming up to the mark at Sligo, the three-year-old was soon in front and showed a willing attitude to stay there.
Seven pound claimer Luke McAteer in the Formula Four Syndicate silks, asked for more in the straight and got a generous response from his mount.
She stayed on well to beat Soaring Monarch and Call Me Rocky by a length and a half and a length and a quarter.
“I stressed it to Luke to make her stamina count and I knew when she met the hill she’d keep going,” said winning trainer James Barrett, also on lead-up duty.
“There were seven furlong and mile horses in there but this one gets further.
“She’s after winning two in a week now so she deserves a little bit of a break.”