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Donagh O'Connor wins on his 1st attempt aboard Amanaat

Fri 4th Jan 2019, 17:26

Orange silks Donagh O'Connor wins on Amanaat
© Photo Healy Racing

Drawn widest in eleven Amanaat overcame the impediment to take the opening sprint at Dundalk, the BetVictor Handicap.

Donagh O’Connor dropped the James McAuley-owned and Denis Hogan-trained 8/1 shot in towards the rear.

Amanaat then came through between horses inside the last to beat Smart Stinger and favourite Stanhope by a length and three parts and a neck.

The winning rider said: "They went hard in front. He didn't have a great draw; Denis (Hogan) just told me to slot across, keep him travelling and come up between them. 

"It helped him that they were stopping in the last furlong and I was able to just come along and pick up the pieces.

"He found plenty of gears for me and travelled really well into it.

"It was a good start to the year."

(MG & EM)

1st
8/1
Tote €9.30 €2.90
2nd
1.75L
8/1
€2.20
3rd
nk
5/2Fav
€1.20
4th
nk
7/1