Bangalore a Diamond again over 6f at Dundalk
Bangalore Diamond (left) just nails Sophies Echo
(Healy Racing Photos)
A son of the now French-based stallion, Elusive City, the victorious top-weight had Ben Curtis (won on the five-year-old once previously) in the saddle.
The pair formed a determined partnership (Curtis got a 1-day whip ban for excessive frequency) as they ran down the front-runner, Sophies Echo, in the last stride.
"He got very upset here last time and I'll maybe come back with him in two weeks here." (MG & EM)
There were a few negatives but with a rating of 89, Clancy Avenue was going to be difficult enough to beat all things being equal in the Floodlit Friday Nights At Dundalk Maiden. Market reference beforehand mightn't have helped much but the Henrythenavigator colt got the job done in style under Billy Lee.