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Michael Graham

Michael Graham

Miacomet earns her keep for Davison

Sun 13th Oct 2019, 16:36

Miacomet, far side, edges out Verhoyen (2)
© Photo Healy Racing

Bottom-weight Miacomet finished with a rattle to win the six furlong handicap at the Curragh under Andrew Slattery.

The pair were out the back as Verhoyen blazed a trail at the halfway stage.

Slattery switched her right, to the inner, over a quarter of a mile out and they began to motor into contention.

The pair came home strongly to get to grips with Verhoyen in the final 150 yards and kept on best to prevail by a short head in a driving finish.

Miacomet was backed in from 11/2 to 4/1 favourite. Runner-up Verhoyen was returned at 10/1. Mary Salome came home a close third at 9/1.

Trainer Jack Davison said: “When she gets to the front she pricks her ears, and I was delighted to see Andy last at halfway as she needs cover and once she gets to the front she thinks its job done.

“I was delighted when the result was called and the longer it went on the more the doubts start creeping in.

“That’s her 18th run of the year and she’s had two wins and been second and third a total of seven times. I haven’t spared her but she’s thrived on it.

“She’s earned her keep and is progressive.”

Additional reporting by Alan Magee

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