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Elliott completes Downpatrick double in bumper

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With market rival Si Se Puede being pulled up after reportedly making a respiratory noise in running, the task of Gers Gigi (5/4 fav) was greatly simplified in the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Mares (Pro/Am) Flat Race and she duly obliged.

Placed in her first two outings at Ballinrobe, the daughter of Flemensfirth was always prominent and went on two furlongs out to beat She Can Do It by eight lengths.

Gordon Elliott, completing a double after Little Trilby earlier, trains the five-year-old for John F Doyle and Dee L'Estrange.

Winning rider Harry Swan said: "She's an improving type of filly. 

"Her last two runs she was probably unlucky to bump into horses. 

"I just kept it very simple on her today, she gallops and she stays going. We probably went a bit too quick, but she stays really well and I was happy enough to be up in the van the whole way. 

"She stayed it out well and did it nicely. 

"They will definitely have plenty of fun with her anyway. I think she is even going to improve for that, she is still a little bit immature."

Quotes from Michael Graham 

About Mark Nunan
Mark has followed racing since he was a teenager and worked for many years as a broadcaster with the Irish version of Racecall. He joined the Press Association in 2019 and is also a contributor to the Racing Post. A native of Kildare, he now lives in Sligo.