Review Listowel 11th Sep

Mon 11th Sep 2017, 18:00

Warm The Voice completed a hat-trick in the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Premier Nursery Handicap at Listowel.

Well regarded by Brendan Duke and victorious at Galway and the Curragh, the 7-4 favourite tracked pacesetter Spiorad Saoirse until Kevin Manning asked him for maximum effort a furlong and a half from home.

He knuckled down well and although Spiorad Saiorse rallied gamely and Drombeg Dream sprouted wings late,p>Warm The Voice held on by a half a length from the latter.

Eire Rock confirmed his debut promise with an authoritative victory in the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Maiden.

Fozzy Stack's youngster was third on his Gowran Park introduction and sent off the 5-4 favourite here, he made every post a winning one under Chris Hayes to brush aside King Of Leinster by six lengths.

Hayes was also on the scoresheet courtesy of Count Of Carabass (11-2) in the Feale Handicap.

The Hilary McLoughlin-trained six-year-old landed the prize back in 2014 and after tackling Free To Roam for the lead a furlong out, showed excellent resolution to get the better of the argument by a length and a quarter.

Albert and Keith Moriarty teamed up to claim top honours in the Listowel Track Fillies Maiden with Intense Stylist.

The 33-1 chance arrived without a victory in 23 previous attempts but was always to the fore and kept going to see off Alahida by three and a half lengths.

Classic Theatre made a triumphant beginning to her jumping career in the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Mares Maiden Hurdle.

Henry de Bromhead's 11-10 favourite took it up two out and came home two and three-quarter lengths to the good over Osco Mosco.

Spare Brakes (9-2) proved much too strong under Donal McInerney in the Adare Manor Opportunity Handicap Hurdle, while Crocodile Dundee (15-2) was a really gallant winner of the Tattersalls Ireland Irish EBF Auction Maiden Hurdle.

More home county joy in finale at Listowel

We had another County Kerry father and son win on day two of the Listowel festival when Tom and Bryan Cooper combined to land the concluding Tattersalls Ireland Irish EBF Auction Maiden Hurdle with Crocodile Dundee.

THE IRISH TIMES