Manning home to get Golden Shoe home
Golden Shoe stretches on from Suehail and Dimitar at Dundalk
(Healy Racing Photos)
Manning rode Paene Magnus when he finished down the field at Meydan yesterday but the Jim Bolger stable jockey showed no signs of jet-lag as he drove the victorious Footstepsinthesand gelding (had been reluctant to enter the stalls) home by a length and a half from Suehail.
David Marnane trains Suehail and he also has Maundy Money (20s this morning into 10s) under his care. That veteran finished fourth. Favourite, Fastidious disappointed, beating only one home. He was found to be post race normal but
Luke Dempsey reported his mount ran flat.
"Everything went to suit him tonight. He's really a mile horse even though he's won over seven at Galway.
"He's tough and honest and we'll look for similar opportunities for him." (MG & EM)
Irish Grand National winning jockey, Andrew Thornton's partner, Claire Simpson got off the mark in the training ranks when on his first start for the Dunderry, County Meath-based trainer, Enigma Code prevailed in the Floodlit Friday Nights Rated Race at Dundalk.