Dragon has the know-how on start two
(Healy Racing Photos)
That first-timer was Mick Halford's Aga Khan-runner, Mazandaran. He attracted support this morning at 10s and he was returned at 7/1. Under Shane Foley he strongly pressed 2/5 chance,Sacred Dragon to the line, going down by a neck.
Kevin Manning had gotten the successful Bernstein American-bred to the front under a furlong out and he looked like he'd always just contain the promising newcomer, Mazandaran.
"We'll give him a break now and bring him back later in the spring." (AM & EM)