Samollie well able for his elders

Fri 13th Apr 2012, 21:10
Samollie accounts for Refuse To Sell at Dundalk
Samollie accounts for Refuse To Sell at Dundalk
(Healy Racing Photos)
A mere three-year-old he may be but Samollie is obviously a mature sort and he made a successful debut in all-aged company with a good display in the www.dundalkstadium.com Handicap under Gary Phillips.

Refuse To Sell made a good bid from the front here but it was apparent from over a furlong out that she'd have a massive task on to contain Samollie. The latter came home well to lead inside the last, going on to win by three parts of a length.

Beart (no luck in running) and Fleeting Moment were two spotted doing their best work at the end and they finished third and fifth respectively.

Winning trainer Garvan Donnelly said: "The owner (Martin Sheridan, also bred Samollie) is in Liverpool for the National so this fella has now paid for that trip.

"We've a full-brother at home and he looks fairly sharp as well.

"Gary (Phillips) has done well on him (now has a couple of wins and as many 2nds on the Strategic Prince gelding).

"We may let him run here next Wednesday with a penalty now."

There was a running and riding enquiry into South South West's performance.

Pat Flynn's stable representative was not aware of the riding instructions so the matter was referred on.(AM & EM)

Dundalk & Banna Boirche love story continues

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