Samollie well able for his elders
Samollie accounts for Refuse To Sell at Dundalk
(Healy Racing Photos)
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.
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)
It would hardly be overstating things now to say that Banna Boirche is one of the most popular horses to have performed on Dundalk's polytrack and the attractive big six-year-old defied a ten stone three pound burden under Shane Foley in the Crowne Plaza Race & Stay Package Handicap.