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Donal Murphy

Donal Murphy

Amy gets a deserved win to her name

Mon 19th Aug 2019, 18:49

Angel's Amy is pushed out by Gary Carroll
© Photo Healy Racing

Angel's Amy got a deserved win to her name, as she made virtually all in the Murray Ambulance Maiden.

Having filled the runner-up spot on her first three starts, all of which were at Gowran, the Joe Murphy trained chestnut dropped in trip to seven furlongs this evening (from a mile and one).

Sent off the 15/8 favourite, the daughter of Dragon Pulse raced in a share of the lead early on, improving to the front on the approach to the straight.

She was ridden and extended her advantage with over a furlong left to race, keeping on strongly from there, going on to score easily by five lengths. Dedillon (3/1), who raced in a share of the lead early on, finished second under Andrew Slattery for his father Andy, while the Paul Flynn trained Mk Drama (12/1) was a further three lengths back in third.

"We'd been waiting for that and she won as she should. She's a nice filly, we were worried about the ground but she seems to handle it and seven to a mile is her trip," said Murphy.

"She's owned/bred by Alfred (Sweetnam) and I think she might go forward after that.

"I don't know how good that maiden was but she's been second three times, we thought we were a bit unlucky, but she's done it today and you have to win your maiden now at three to go to stud.

"We're happy with her."

Additional reporting by Gary Carson

1st
15/8Fav
Tote €2.40 €1.10
2nd
5L
3/1
€1.30
3rd
3L
12/1
€3.30
4th
0.75L
9/4