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Flame lights up the feature at Ballinrobe

Mon 24th Jun 2019, 20:20

Flicker Flame and Donnacha O'Brien
© Photo Healy Racing

The featured Treacy's Pharmacies Irish EBF Fillies Handicap at Ballinrobe was a tight betting heat but their was a convincing winner in Flicker Flame

They bet 7/2 each of two at the head of the market - Flicker Flame and eventual 3rd Bercassa. The joint outsiders in the 6-horse field were Elm Grove and Upgraded at 6/1.

Under Donnacha O'Brien for his brother Joseph Flicker Flame chased the leaders, and she improved into second halfway.

The successful daughter of Born To Sea led two furlongs out, and ridden to assert over a furlong out, she kept on well in the final furlong to beat Upgraded by two and three parts of a length.

"She done it well. There was a few of them with not much between them," said Donnacha O'Brien.

"The race went very smooth for me. They didn't go a mad pace and when I asked her to quicken she got a few lengths on them and it's hard to get it back around here."

(DM & EM)