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Harrington doubles up with winner for St Mark's breeder

Sat 18th Sep 2021, 18:13

Bonte Moi and Conor Hoban
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Jessica Harrington completed another high-profile day and double today as her Bonte Moi landed Gowran's concluding www.irishracehorseretirementfund.com Maiden in the colours of St Mark's Basilica's breeder Bob Scarborough.

Australian based Scarborough bred both St Mark's Basilica, by Siyouni, and Bonte Moi, a daughter of Le Havre and today Bonte Moi, under Conor Hoban, gained her maiden win at the sixth attempt when beating stablemate Goodnight Kiss by five and a half lengths.

It was Harrington's 17th winner over the past eight racing days in Ireland, including two Champions Weekend Group 1 winners, and earlier bagged today's featured Group 3 Denny Cordell Lavarack/Lanwades Stud Stakes with Astadash.

Harrington has had four trebles over the past 11 days and today said “it’s unreal - I feel I’m going to wake up sometime. It’s just amazing. The horses are running really, really well.

“Everyone at home is working hard and doing everything right.

“Shane (Foley, stable jockey and rider of runner-up Goodnight Kiss) was reminding me in the parade ring beforehand that we thought she was our best two-year-old filly last year but everything went wrong with her.

“She grew a lot and I’d say she’s only coming into her own strength now.

“She probably needs to go a mile and a half and we might try to get some black type with her.”

Quotes from Alan Magee

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