Catimini holds Myblueeyedgirl
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By Gary Carson
Catimini made a winning debut for Sean Byrne in the concluding mares bumper at Wexford this afternoon.
The 16/1 shot was partnered by the trainer's son and namesake and got on top in the closing stages to land the spoils.
The Golan filly was produced to challenge on the home turn and hit the front inside the final furlong.
She just held the late charge of Myblueeyedgirl by half a length.
"She's only a four-year-old so we won't be too hard on her. She might run in a bumper again over Christmas," Sean Byrne senior.
"She's out of a good mare and she's never even run in a schooling race before today."
Well backed 4/7 favourite Shake The Tree lost ground at the start and failed to get into contention, finishing fourth.
"She shied away from the tape and is just a green mare," reported Patrick Mullins.
(Additional reporting by Thomas Weekes)