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Mixed doubles for Cromwell as Megarry wins Blenheim

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A good day got even better for Gavin Cromwell when Megarry (9/1) struck under Gary Carroll in the Ballyhane Blenheim Stakes.

A maiden winner at the Curragh last month, the Inns Of Court colt tracked front-running favourite 6/5 Mansa Musa and hit the front a furlong out to beat the market leader by two and a quarter lengths.

On the mark with Ampeson earlier on the card, this Listed victory completed a double-double for Cromwell who was also on the mark twice over jumps at Listowel.

Carroll said:- “He's only coming this lad. Inns of Court didn't win until the very back-end himself.

“Every run he's been improving and he was very professional there today. Hopefully there is more ahead.

“I didn't make enough use of him the last day, I should have won. It was a good run, he's very honest, and hopefully he'll step forward again.

“He jumped, travelled, and going to the two I knew he'd get to the line strong, he wasn't stopping.

“He'll get seven anyway, I'm not sure about a mile as he's now a slow horse. Six or seven furlongs, handles any ground and he's very straight-forward.”

Quotes from Gary Carson

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About Mark Nunan
Mark has followed racing since he was a teenager and worked for many years as a broadcaster with the Irish version of Racecall. He joined the Press Association in 2019 and is also a contributor to the Racing Post. A native of Kildare, he now lives in Sligo.