Stanners back among winner with Curvacious
Curvacious and David Splaine
(Healy Racing Photos)
Ted Stanners' mare took them along in the two-mile contest and had the field at work before the bend.
The 11/1 shot went on to post a comprehensive eight-and-a-half length victory.
The winner was having her second start over hurdles having finished fourth when also cutting out the running on her jumps debut at Limerick over Christmas.
It was a welcome winner for Stanner, his first since last June, and he said afterwards:-
“She ran over 2m2f at Limerick and made most of the running but didn't get home. That was on worse ground than this though. She got the trip really well today.
“She's a big strapping mare. It depends on what the handicapper does now as she'll probably go handicapping.”
(Additional reporting by Thomas Weekes)
Dogora was made to pull out all the stops to justify his short price in the opening juvenile hurdle at Gowran Park.