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Keep In Touch another Galway success for Weld

Keep In Touch is sent home by Chris HayesKeep In Touch is sent home by Chris Hayes
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Keep In Touch made it four winners in a week for Dermot Weld when taking the Irish EBF Median Sires Series Fillies Maiden in Galway.

Weld will be delighted with his stable's form going into Irish Champions Weekend with Homeless Songs in the Group 1 Matron Stakes at Leopardstown.

Keep In Touch broke well for Chris Hayes in this extended seven furlong race and disputed early before tracking Kami

She came to head the leader on the run to the final furlong and was ridden to put her best foot forward at the business end.

She kept on in the final 150 yards to win by a diminishing half a length as Lumiere Rock took aim in the closing stages.

The winner went off the 13/8 favourite and beat the 10/3 runner-up by half a length. Lumiere Rock's stablemate, newcomer Perfect Portrait (6/1), also got going late and was the same distance back in third in what was a promising debut.

Weld said: "She might have been a trifle unlucky here in July when the problem was she was drawn so wide. She learned from that and the ground is probably as slow as she likes.

"She knew her job, did it well and we'll look for black-type now. She's a lovely filly and will appreciate better ground."

Keep In Touch improved upon a fourth in Naas and a third at this track at the festival at this track in July.

Additional reporting by Tom Weekes

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.