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Alan Magee

Alan Magee

Lily Light Foot powers home for the Hartys

Mon 26th Sep 2022, 16:40

Lily Light Foot and Sean Flanagan are clear at the lastLily Light Foot and Sean Flanagan are clear at the last
© Photo Healy Racing

Lily Light Foot has been a model of consistency this year and recorded her second victory when readily landing the Class Grass Handicap Hurdle at Roscommon.

Trained by the father and son team of Eddie and Patrick Harty, who went on to complete a double with Gegenpressing at Down Royal just 15 minutes later, the 15/2 shot asserted before two out for Sean Flanagan to beat topweight and 2/1 favourite Hascoeur Clermont by an impressive seven lengths. Benkei rolled back the years to run a fine race just a nose further away in third.

Eddie Harty said, “She’s been very consistent all year. She won in Kilbeggan and probably should have got the race in the north. It was a better class of race the last day and she needs the three miles.

“She’s not going to keep going in the winter and is owned by a lovely man, Bobby Guiry, who breeds so I wouldn’t blame him if she heads to the paddocks after two wins this year.”