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Scotts appreciates his drop to claiming company

Mon 24th Jun 2019, 18:14

Scotts Honor and Niall McCullagh
© Photo Healy Racing

Scotts Honor (5/2 into 9/4 on track) took the opening John Madden & Sons Claiming Race on Ladies Day at Ballinrobe.

Another ex-Patrick Prendergast horse to go in for the John Oxx-yard, following on from Dromana at Limerick on Friday, this fellow made all under Niall McCullagh.

That approach took the Excelebration gelding to a length and three parts and length and a half success over But I Like It and Shamalov

The trio were eight lengths clear of the fourth home, well-backed favourite Cliara (11/4 into 2/1).

Now in his role as assistant trainer at Currabeg Prendergast said: "This fellow has always worked a little bit better than his runs, so he has been a little bit disappointing.

"We took the headgear off and it was a big drop in class today. I think the second is rated 50 and he was giving us weight.

"I was glad to see the bit of rain and it was nice that he got to make all.

"Everything kinda just fell into place. He is going to be claimed, there is plenty of interest in him.

"He is a nice tall horse, he is gelded and that so he will probably end up going jumping. He should do a job for someone and best of luck to them."

Scotts Honor (5K) was claimed by John Keogh to be trained by Shane Duffy.

Cliara (5K) was claimed by John McConnell whilst Lady Greta (10K) was claimed by Ken Carroll to be trained by Tracey Collins.

(DM & EM)