Review Wexford 7th Apr

Fri 7th Apr 2017, 20:00

Little Mitch overcame an eight-month absence to claim top honours in the Oulart Handicap Hurdle at Wexford.

Yvonne Latta's mare hadn't been sighted since finishing fourth at Killarney last summer, but lacked nothing in the way of fitness and set sail for home on the run to two out.

Last weekend's winner Seskinane tried to give chase butp>Little Mitch (8-1) wasn't for catching and powered three lengths clear of the staying-on Admiral Brian in the hands of J J Slevin.

Dylan Robinson produced Tellthemnuttin with a well-timed challenge to land the Welcome To Wexford Racecourse Rated Novice Hurdle.

The 5-1 chance had four in front of her approaching the home turn but she made rapid headway to lead by the second-last and came three and three-quarter lengths clear of Boru Boy.

Water Sprite ran out a comfortable winner of the Vinegar Hill Mares Beginners Chase.

With the last two fences omitted due to the low-lying sun, there was a long run-in but Gordon Elliott's 5-2 favourite made good headway to lead shortly after turning for home, and she coasted across the line with three and a half lengths in hand of Blazing West.

Spancil Hill turned the Boolavogue Handicap Chase into a procession.

The 10-1 shot took the lead off Capture The Drama a long way from home but David Splaine didn't look back and had a willing partner who stormed 23 lengths away from Rare Legend.

Miss Eyecatcher (3-1 favourite) just did enough to hold the rallying Getaway Kid at bay in the Springtime In Wexford Maiden Hurdle, and her jockey Barry John Foley followed up on Balinaboola (11-1) in the Slaney Estuary Handicap Hurdle (Div 1).

The second division went the way of All In The Head (14-1), while Jamie Codd warmed up for his Grand National ride on Cause Of Causes with victory on Minutestomidnight (8-1) in the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Mares Flat Race.

Saffarr finally gets there

It was hard to argue with Ger Flynn's "as Kevin (Manning) said the horse deserved that as he's been knocking on the door in some good races. He ran a blinder in the Derrinstown last season." Flynn has worked for winning trainer Jim Bolger for many years and he'd just watched the Godolphin-owned Saffarr win on his eleventh start in the Dundalk Business Club 2017 Maiden.