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Tom Weekes

Tom Weekes

Elliott and Kennedy win Downpatrick's opener

Mon 26th Aug 2019, 14:55

Cats For Cash (left)
© Photo Healy Racing

Cats For Cash made all to win the opening A J C Group Newcastle Maiden Hurdle at Downpatrick today, scoring for trainer Gordon Elliott and jockey Jack Kennedy.

The son of Mahler was a E32,000 2017 Derby Sale graduate and today got off the mark at the 14th attempt when staying on well on the run-in for a four lengths win over Patrick Joseph

Elliott later said "all the conditions suited him and the race was right. He has promised more than what he has showed but he's a gorgeous horse and he has won and that's great.

"I'd say he will go chasing and might go for those rated chases.

"He's owned by a good man, Liam Clancy, who has had horses with us a long time and is a big supporter of horse racing, so I'm delighted for him."

Quotes from Michael Graham