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Morgan back in winners enclosure

Persian Queen (light blue)Persian Queen (light blue)
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Joanna Morgan was back in the winners enclosure for the first time since renewing her licence when Persian Queen ran out a game winner of the concluding mile handicap at Naas tonight.

Morgan had announced her retirement from training back in January 2015, having saddled her last winner in September 2014, but returned last year.

Persian Queen was a staying on sixth on her last outing at Gowran Park and went to post a 17/2 shot tonight.

Conor Stone-Walsh went to the front after a couple of furlongs on the Ivawood filly and she found plenty for pressure down the straight. Golden Spangle pushed her hard from over a furlong out but couldn't find a way past, going down by three-parts-of-a-length.

Morgan:- “She jumped right out of the gate the last day and was a bit slowly away. She loves the ground and it couldn’t be heavy enough.

“I took out the licence again last year as I have three nice horses and Katie (daughter) is so busy this time of year with breeze up horses.

“We had a lot of trouble with rapeseed last year. There is fields of it around us and she got a bad allergy.

“She is in foal to Kuroshio and is owned by my 95-year-old mother Margaret.”

(Quotes by Alan Magee)

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About Gary Carson
Gary started out as a trainee/assistant journalist with the Sporting Life newspaper and has worked in the racing industry for over 25 years. He has been with the Press Association since 2013 and won the Irish Field Nap Table in 2016. He enjoys working with horses and trained his own horse, Mamaslittlestar, to win a point-to-point in 2019.