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Alan Magee

Alan Magee

Reine Fee justifies favouritism in a thriller

Thu 28th Feb 2019, 15:42

Reine Fee (far side) jumps the last with Janeymac and Claregate Street
© Photo Healy Racing

The Coral Bet 5 Get 20 In Free Bets Mares Handicap Hurdle provided a thrilling finish as punters just came out on top thanks to Reine Fee at Clonmel.

The 7/4 favourite was in the air together alongside both Claregate Street and Janeymac at the final flight, with Princess Mahler finding no extra after the second last.

Reine Fee dug deep for Donagh Meyler on the run-in and kept on gamely on the far rail to prevail by a neck.

Claregate Street took the runner-up spot, with Janeymac just half a length further back in third.

Winning trainer Shane Crawley said, "She did it well and he gave her some run down the inner - he wasn't giving away an inch!

"She was always knocking on the door about doing something like that and had a good run the last day. It looked a good opportunity today and I'm delighted to win with her.

"She'll run in something similar next and we won't be getting too excited yet."

(TW & AM)