Palariva strides clear for Colin Keane
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By Alan Magee
Colin Keane is certainly not resting on his laurels after being crowned champion jockey on Sunday, and was again seen to good effect in the opening race on the card at Dundalk teaming up with equally in-form boss Ger Lyons to land the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Fillies Maiden aboard Palariva.
Keane had the daughter of Palavicini up with the pace throughout, striking the front well over a furlong out and keeping on well to score by a length.
Greenpage took the runner-up spot, with Portally Cove making a pleasing debut when staying on a further length back in third.
Lyons was represented by his brother and assistant Shane who said, “She’s a very honest filly who wants every yard of a mile but still has plenty enough toe to make good of a bad draw there.
“She goes on this surface no problem but Colin thinks that when the gallop is riding heavy she gives him the feel that she will go on slow ground as well.
“I don’t think there is a winners’ race over a mile coming up soon enough so that could be it until the spring.”