Bangalore Has The Edge

Fri 21st Dec 2012, 20:53

Bangalore Diamond and Ian Brennan (nearest)
©Healy Racing Photos
By Thomas Weekes
Just two lengths covered the first five horses home in the Crowne Plaza Of Dundalk Handicap at Dundalk this evening with victory going to the Tom McCourt trained Bangalore Diamond, under Ian Brennan.

Brennan moved the son of Elusive City to challenge over a furlong out and eventually edged out Miss Bella by a head near the line.

McCourt later said “Bangalore Diamond doesn't do too much when he gets to the front but at least he won't get too much for only winning by a head! We'll keep him at it over the winter.”

Additional reporting by Alan Magee

Elleval scores for Marnane/Lynch

Elleval (11/4) got off the mark at the sixth attempt but did so quite easily, winning the Dundalk Stadium - Light Up Your Night Maiden at Dundalk this evening for trainer David Marnane and jockey Fergal Lynch. The winner went well clear of Rapid Approach inside the final furlong for a comfortable three lengths win. Afterwards Marnane reported “Elleval is a horse who I rate highly and he is improving with every run. He is a big baby, very immature, and he'll be a nice horse next year over a mile and a quarter. Additional reporting by Alan Magee