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Mark Nunan

Mark Nunan

Halford's filly gets off the mark

Fri 30th Sep 2022, 20:47

Miss Abby Jools (near side) foils Cedar RapidsMiss Abby Jools (near side) foils Cedar Rapids
© Photo Healy Racing

Third over course and distance a fortnight ago, Miss Abby Jools (4/1) came forward from that to win the second split of the one-mile handicap.

The daughter of Kodi Bear was driven along by Ronan Whelan early in the straight and picked up to move into contention at the furlong pole. She got on top close home to beat Cedar Rapids and Chica Power by half a length and three parts of a length.

Winning trainer Michael Halford said: "Her run the last day was full of promise and it is nice to see them deliver off it.

"Those races can be hard run because they can be competitive.

"Tonight, Ronan got her out and got her a bit of space, and she probably appreciated that. She's still a bit green I'd say.

"That's a good trip for her and she has a big heart. We'll tip away with her. We trained her mother (Sinful Pleasure) and she is very like her - very determined and very gutsy.

"Nicky Hartery (owner) bred her as well."

Quotes from Michael Graham

1st
4/1
Tote €5.30 €2.70
2nd
0.5L
11/1
€2.50
3rd
0.75L
20/1
€7.50
4th
2L
9/2
bf
0.75L
7/2Fav