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Gary Carson

Gary Carson

Fizz sparkles in Tipperary opener

Effernock Fizz and Adam Short Effernock Fizz and Adam Short
© Photo Healy Racing

66/1 shot Effernock Fizz blew her rivals away to run out an impressive all-the-way winner of the opening two-mile maiden hurdle at Tipperary this afternoon.

Adam Short gave the filly an enterprising ride in the two-miler, letting her slide on into a healthy lead entering the back straight.

Her rivals tried to give chase after the third last but the bird had flown and Katy Brown's charge maintained her gallop in the home straight.

The daughter of Lovelace didn't have to come off the bridle to record a comprehensive 15 length success.

25/1 shot Toor Moment emerged best of the rest.

"She hasn't been the easiest to train and tends to hang on the flat,” said Brown.

“Since she started jumping she started enjoying it but we were probably riding her the wrong way. She settled well today, did everything the right way, her jumping was great and hopefully we'll have a good summer with her.

"I think tactics was the key to her today and we let her bowl along and let her enjoy herself.

“She had been the most frustrating filly I have ever trained believe it or not as she'd work over everything at home but we couldn't get the best out of her on the track.

"Hopefully it's upwards and onwards now and we'll stay over hurdles now - the flat seems to bring out the worst in her!"

(Quotes by Tom Weekes)

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