O'Brien/Heffernan Complete Cork Double

Fri 19th May 2017, 19:50

Venezuala and Seamus Heffernan
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Champion Trainer Aidan O’Brien and retained jockey Seamus Heffernan combined for a maidens double at Cork today as Venezuala mae it third time lucky in the Buy Online @corkracecourse.ie Maiden.

Heffernan kept the son of Galileo close to the pace throughout, moved him to the front over a furlong out before the pair eventually scored a two lengths win over Moritzburg.

Newcomer Belle Boyd was a late market-mover, having been backed from 8/1 on track in to 4/1 at the off and eventually finished well for a never-nearer third placing.

O’Brien and Heffernan were earlier successful with Sioux Nation, which himself was winning on his third outing, in the opening five furlong maiden.

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