All kinds of everything for Thornton
A contented team - Andrew Thornton & Pat Martin
(Healy Racing Photos)
Pulled out to deliver his challenge from over a furlong out, the successful Footstepsinthesand gelding came home strongly to lead in the closing stages, going on to beat Battleroftheboyne by two lengths. Gamble of this event, Empirico (7s into 7/2) missed the break and ended up having to settle for fourth.
Martin said: "That was kind of overdue. We've been calling him all sorts of names but it's probably been our own fault as he's been getting to the front too soon.
"He didn't seem to be travelling there but he kept on great. He'll stay at six or seven furlongs now." (AM & EM)
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.