Leo De Fury and Shane Foley © Photo Healy Racing
There was a first and last race double for in-form duo Jessica Harrington and Shane Foley at the Curragh tonight when Leo De Fury ran out an impressive winner on his debut in the Silken Thomas & Lock 13 Irish EBF Maiden.
The son of Australia was sent to post a 7/1 shot for his first outing in the ten furlong contest and was produced to lead at the furlong marker.
He quickened away smartly to settle matters and went on to record a five-length win over Macquarie
Leo De Fury is out of a full-sister to Group 3 winner Forgotten Voice, from the family of Breeders Cup winner Arcangues.
Harrington said:- “Shane said he didn’t come down the hill that well but he gave him a chance and got him organised.
“I don’t have him that long but we think he’s a nice horse, and it’s lovely to win with him at this meeting. I think he’ll go on improving and he is one to look forward to.”
(Quotes by Alan Magee)