Silver Spear (far-side, Ben Coen) holds on from Camachita (Andrew Slattery)
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A half-sister to a Group Two winner in Creggs Pipes, Silver Spear (7s into 6s) won the Tattersalls Ireland Supporting The Owners Lounge @ Fairyhouse Nursery Handicap.
Representing the same Creggs Pipes owner and trainer combination of the Delphi Six Syndicate and Andy Slattery, Silver Spear was debuting in handicap company.
Under Slattery’s nephew Ben Coen, Silver Spear clung on by a head from Camachita, with the pair six lengths clear of the third home, For The Trees. Silver Spear had put her stamp on things from over a furlong out.
Slattery's son and Coen's cousin, Andrew, rode the runner-up for Johnny Murtagh.
Leadership Race (7s into 4/1 favourite) finished last.
“She's a nice filly and she's a half-sister to Creggs Pipes so the bit of ease in the ground helped,” said Slattery.
“We were going to let her off but John has an Australia half-brother to her going to Tattersalls next month and he wanted the dam to breed a two-year-old winner. That's done now.
“I might keep her now and go for the Birdcatcher. We might as well.”
The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Veterinary Officer examined Leadership Race, trained by G.M.Lyons, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be post race normal.
(GC & EM)