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Double trouble for unfortunate Colgan

Wed 24th Nov 2021, 18:33

Summit Star breaks from stalls
© Photo Healy Racing

Jockey Robbie Colgan missed two winners today due to a scheduled surgery, which was eventually cancelled, as his employer trainer Sheila Lavery registered Dundalk winners with maidens Annecherie and Summit Star.

Annecherie was a sixth-race winner for booked jockey Bill Lee and in the concluding Irishinjuredjockeys.com Handicap, Summit Star (7/1) scored under Gary Carroll, by a length and three parts from Old Tom Higgins.

Lavery and Colgan teamed up with top class, but ill-fated filly Lady Kaya in 2019, and today the trainer revealed “I feel so sorry for Robbie (Colgan).

“He puts in all the hard work and misses a double. From his jumps days he was due to get the pins and plates taken out of his knees and was due to go for it last year, but it was cancelled due to covid.

“It was only at five o’clock last night that he got the call to say the surgery was cancelled again.

“His knees give him a lot of pain.”

Regarding Summit Star, Lavery added “she’s really strengthening up. Gary said she’s a stayer and to step her up to a mile and a half as he said it took him ages to pull up.”

Summit Star was the second consecutive Sea The Stars-sired winner, following Dances With Stars' half-hour earlier success.

Quotes from Alan Magee

1st
7/1
Tote €8.10 €2.20
2nd
1.75L
12/1
€4.20
3rd
3L
16/1
€4.50
4th
shd
12/1
bf
shd
15/8Fav

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