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)