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Hayes at double on All In The Hips

Chris Hayes
Chris Hayes
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All In The Hips overturned Naas form with Wakai Umi to land the five-furlong nursery at Down Royal.

She gave Chis Hayes a quick-fire double after he took the opener on Gobi Star

The Ivawood filly loomed large on the shoulder of 7/4 favourite Wakai Umi and got the better of her racing inside the final furlong.

She soon powered home by three and three quarter lengths at 10/3 from 9/2.

Hayes said: "The lads were very confident of a big run in Naas, but I thought I was drawn on the wrong side the last day.

"Jack (Davison) said to me this morning that she had come on a bit. I was fairly confident and I thought the only thing that might beat me would be maybe the ground.

"To be fair, she has mentally sharpened up. Once she stepped out over the road, she lugged a little bit left but, once I gave her a smack, she put the race to bed and quickened up well.

"I'm hopeful she will transfer that on to the all-weather (in Dundalk) as I don't know what is left for her on the grass."

Wakai Umi won over this trip in Naas last Monday and beat All In The Hips into fourth.

About Michael Graham
Michael has worked in horse racing journalism for more than 15 years, having also written a weekly betting column on Gaelic football and hurling for a newspaper. He is involved in writing the My Racing Story features on this website. He spent a year in South Africa completing a Diploma in Business Administration and also studied Newspaper Journalism in Belfast. He enjoys playing 5-a-side football on a regular basis.