Tom Weekes

Tom Weekes

No luck needed as Sors routs field

Fri 26th Sep 2014, 18:35

Sors and Declan McDonagh
© Photo Healy Racing
The Andy Slattery trained Sors made light of a 116 day absence to win the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Auction Maiden at Dundalk today, under Declan McDonagh.

Sors, who was a Roman god of luck, made all and was clear early in the home straight. The son of Acclamation maintained a strong gallop to beat Ostatnia by a length and a quarter.

Slattery later stated “he had two grand runs but then got very weak and had a bad dose of ringworm. He's in the Redcar Trophy (Sales race) next Saturday (October 4) but if that comes too soon he could go for the Birdcatcher.

“He's a decent horse and worked really well with An Saighdiur (103 rated stablemate) last week and beat him by six lengths. I wasn't going to run An Saighdiur in the Ayr Gold Cup because of that but he did run and ran well.”

Quotes from Alan Magee

1st
4/1
Tote €3.60 €1.20
2nd
1.25L
7/2Fav
€1.90
3rd
1.25L
12/1
€2.90
4th
1.25L
9/2

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