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Take Me To Church records another polytrack win

Take Me To Church (Ronan Whelan) beating Sir Sagacious Take Me To Church (Ronan Whelan) beating Sir Sagacious
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Take Me To Church continued on an upward curve when taking the Floodlit Fridays At Dundalk Race in decisive fashion.

The Jack Davison-trained colt won a maiden over six furlongs here in November and followed up here over an extra furlong again under Ronan Whelan.

The 100/30 chance got on top side the final 150 yards to beat Sir Sagacious by three quarters of a length with 4/5 favourite Emerald Eclipse finding no extra in the closing stages a further length back in third.

Davison said, "He's a dogged little fella. I just said to Ronan to be positive with him and he will keep finding. When I saw him go off the bridle two and a-half out, I wasn't overly concerned because he's a fighter. He certainly showed that again today and is very willing.

"You'd say that a crack at a mile should be within his remit.

"I think Ronan is adamant that he will be a better horse on turf. We'll look forward to the turf with him."

Quotes by Michael Graham

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About Alan Magee
Alan has worked in the racing industry for well over 30 years including with the Sporting Life, Turform and Irish Racing Services. He took up his current role as Irish Racing Team Leader with the Press Association in 2013. He has a keen interest in most sports and plays golf.