Gary Carson

Gary Carson

Aggie Powers home in Sligo opener

Sun 2nd May 2021, 14:10

Powerful Aggie and Shane Crosse (green cap) swoop turning for home
© Photo Healy Racing

The Joseph O'Brien-trained Powerful Aggie justified favouritism in the opener at Sligo this afternoon when claiming the median auction fillies maiden.

Shane Crosse had the 13/8 shot chasing the leaders on the outer throughout in the ten furlong contest before launching his challenge passing the two pole.

The daughter of Protectionist claimed a narrow lead early in the straight and went on to post a length victory.

Long-time leader Alice Kitty just held on for the runner-up spot from White Pepper.

Powerful Aggie has been in the money on three previous outings and had finished fourth over a mile last time at Gowran.

"I was able to get a good position and the step up to a mile and a quarter helped,”

Shane Crosse afterwards.

"She hit the line well and will probably get further. She's a filly we've always liked at home."

(Quotes by Mark Nunan)

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