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Tom Weekes

McManus-owned filly upsets odds on third run

Wed 22nd Jun 2022, 21:14

Didn'thavemuchtodo (white cap)
© Photo Healy Racing

J.P. McManus' 40/1 outsider Didn'thavemuchtodo was an unlikely saviour for bookmakers in Naas' concluding Irish Stallion Farms EBF Maiden today, defeating an odds-on favourite to win on her third run.

Ballydoyle's blue-blooded Only started 4/9 favourite whereas Didn'thavemuchtodo had previously beaten only five horses, and returned a Betfair SP of 176.

Only, a daughter of Classic heroine Winter, was clear with a furlong to race, with Didn'thavemuchtodo seemingly held in sixth. However the Noreen McManus-bred filly arrived late, fast and with ears-pricked, under jockey Declan McDonogh, to score readily.

Successful trainer Joseph O'Brien witnessed his Excella land today's opener and following the finale, his representative Brendan Powell was on hand to report “Declan said he liked her in Listowel and came there over a furlong out with a chance.

“Today she was on the ball. He dropped her in and she quickened up like a smart filly. She’s tough and loves the fast ground.”

Quotes from Alan Magee

1st
40/1
Tote €41.00 €4.10
2nd
1.75L
4/9Fav
€1.02
3rd
1.75L
50/1
€12.10
4th
0.5L
10/1