Beat The Ballot leads as Maude Adams looks for room along the inner
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By Thomas Weekes
The Floodlit Friday Nights At Dundalk Apprentice Handicap at Dundalk this evening developed into a battle of the ladies with Maude Adams, under Samantha Bell, narrowly defeating the Megan Carberry ridden Beat The Ballot.
Bell, on Maude Adams, was in a pocket along the inside running rail for most of the straight and was forced to ride with exaggerated patience until an opening appeared a furlong out. Beat The Ballot was clear and looked sure to win inside the final furlong but Maude Adams flew home to take the lead in the last stride, for a short head win.
Winning trainer Kevin Prendergast was not present for the win.
Further reporting by Alan Magee