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Mark Nunan

Mark Nunan

Matt Smith has his horses in unstoppable form

Fri 5th Aug 2022, 20:41

The grey Snag It beats stablemate Blackcastle Storm (green cap)
© Photo Healy Racing

There’s just no stopping Kilmessan trainer Matt Smith and Snag It (7/1) was another winner for him in the 1m1f (50-80) handicap.

The grey son of Dream Ahead was formerly trained in Germany where he won twice as well as picking up a race in France. Here, he tracked the leaders, challenged in the straight and led inside the final furlong for a length and three quarters victory.

Smith had the second for good measure with front-running Blackcastle Storm just holding on to that position from Dare To Flare

After three winners at last week’s Galway festival, Smith has sent out another three this week.

Winning rider Declan McDonogh said: “Matthew was a bit worried about dropping back in trip from the last day but he was a winner in Germany. He goes on all types of ground and they will have a bit of fun with him.

“I was confident from the furlong pole and I’d say he’ll get a bit further. He’s off a nice mark and should be winning again.”

Quotes from Alan Magee

1st
7/1
Tote €11.11 €3.41
2nd
1.75L
6/1
€3.08
3rd
hd
7/1
€2.53
4th
hd
14/1
bf
0.75L
10/3Fav