Late flourish sees Maude Adams win

By Thomas Weekes

Fri 16th Nov 2012, 20:54
Beat The Ballot leads as Maude Adams looks for room along the inner
Beat The Ballot leads as Maude Adams looks for room along the inner
(Healy Racing Photos)
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

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