Michael Graham

Michael Graham

O'Brien lands Limerick double through Scarlet And Dove

Fri 30th Nov 2018, 16:44

Scarlet And Dove comes in clear
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Jeremy filly Scarlet And Dove made an impressive winning debut in the mares' bumper for lady riders in Limerick.

The four-year-old made headway into third entering the home straight and tanked between horses to pick up the lead over a furlong out.

She was soon asked to go about her business by Laura Hourigan and drew a good six and a half lengths clear before being eased close home.

She was backed in from 6/1 to 4/1 and beat 7/2 joint favourite Dolly Dancer into second. Gotthenod was 12 lengths away in third at 25/1.

Laura Hourigan said: "She quickened and did everything you'd want her to do on her first run and there weren't bad horses in the race either. Joseph (O'Brien) told me to keep a hold of her and get her home and if it pays off it pays off.

"It's my first ride in those colours and it's my first ride for Joseph as well; it's nice to get and hopefully it's the first of many!"

This brought up a double for Joseph O'Brien and Gigginstown who earlier scored with Aforementioned.

Additional reporting by Thomas Weekes

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