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Reserve Moment makes the most of opportunity

Toor Moment and Hugh Morgan pictured on their way to victoryToor Moment and Hugh Morgan pictured on their way to victory
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There was a dramatic conclusion to the second divide of the Loch Garman Mares Opportunity Maiden Hurdle, with first reserve Toor Moment eventually coming out on top under Hugh Morgan.

Shanacoole Lady had led from flag fall and had all her rivals in trouble when falling at the second last.

This left Toor Moment and Dinero Falso to battle out the finish, with the latter getting on top when ridden on the run-in, going on to score by a length-and-a-half.

Dinero Falso was returned at 66/1 under Eoin Walsh for Peter Croke, while Robin Scherbatsky (5/1) was another ten lengths back in third. Conquering Tara was sent off the 11/10 favourite and she disappointingly pulled up before the last.

Winning trainer Margaret Flynn was on lead-up duties, with owner/breeder James Nash commenting: "She hasn't ran for a while because she needs the ground good. It was only barely good enough for her today.

"I still have the mother (Anseo Agus Ansuid) at home and she is about to foal. She is in-foal to Idaho and she already has a yearling filly by Idaho.

"I have three in training and they are all with Margaret. I’ll be guided by Margaret as to where she will go now."

About Donal Murphy
Donal graduated from Maynooth University in 2010 with a BBS in Equine Business and since attained a diploma in Sports Journalism from Dublin Business School. He holds a variety of roles in the horse racing industry, reporting for the Press Association and p2p.ie, while also working for SIS and the Tote. From Wexford, he is a keen runner and has completed over 100 parkruns at various locations around the country.