Gary Carson

Gary Carson

Coromandel well backed to win bumper

Thu 21st Feb 2019, 17:44

Coromandel Lady & Finny Maguire
© Photo Healy Racing

Coromandel Lady justified good support in the concluding bumper at Thurles when scoring for Jessica Harrington.

The Milan mare had finished third behind easy winner The Caddy Rose on her debut at Punchestown last month and that form was boosted with that rival scoring again over hurdles yesterday.

Finny Maguire sent the 9/4 shot (6/1 in morning) to the front two furlongs out in the two-mile contest.

She galloped on strongly in the closing stages to hold Lady Of Elysium at bay by two-and-a-quarter lengths. 15/8 favourite Dolly Dancer was five-and-a-half lengths back in third.

"She was bound to come on a lot from her first run,” said Harrington.

"I lease her to the syndicate and (my late husband) Johnny bred her and she is the last one out of Katie's Cracker.

“I am breeding from another sister of her's, Espresso Lady, and so have the family still and I'll keep her.

"We'll look for black-type now but whether we wait fro Punchestown or Aintree I don't know but I'm happy with her and am delighted to get that."

(Quotes by Tom Weekes)

THE IRISH TIMES