Foley completes double on Settle For Bay

Sat 8th Apr 2017, 15:56

photoSettle For Bay and Shane Foley (nearest)
©Healy Racing Photos
Trainer David Marnane registered his second win of the new flat season when his Settle For Bay made a winning handicap debut in the Leopardstown Family Raceday Handicap at Leopardstown today, and completing a double under jockey Shane Foley.

The son of Rio De La Plata was held up in mid-division for much of the race but flew home to eventually edge past leader Gino Severini close home, for a neck win.

Afterwards Marnane stated “we thought a bit of him last year but our horses weren’t right last year and he was a bit jarred up after one run.

“He’s done that nice but has to improve a bit more and can step up another furlong. We’ll have to see where we go with him.”

By Tom Weekes, quotes from Alan Magee

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