Alan Magee

Alan Magee

Klute takes control from the front at Fairyhouse

Thu 30th May 2019, 19:53

Klute (left) and Shane Foley make all to beat Cosmic Horizon (right)
© Photo Healy Racing

The old maxim of backing the outsider of three proved fruitful once again as Klute made all in the Fairyhouse Summer Series Race for a decisive victory.

The 4/1 chance was pushed along in the straight by Shane Foley but stayed on really strongly inside the final furlong to score by three lengths.

The 4/5 favourite Rainbow Moonbeam could make no impression from over a furlong out, and it was left to stablemate Cosmic Horizon to come through in the closing stages and snatch the runner-up spot.

Winning trainer Jessica Harrington said, “That was great and Shane couldn’t pull him up (took a long time for him to return to the parade ring).

“He was really well in himself and back up to seven I think he enjoyed it. We’ll aim at seven-furlong Listed races, and he likes top of the ground.

“He might shape up to a mile but he looks like a sprinter and is very strongly built.”

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