Doitforandrew (15/2) was a poignant winner for connections at Dundalk today, as the Andy Slattery trained gelding landed Dundalk's opening Irish Stallion Farms EBF Auction Maiden under jockey Wayne Lordan.
The son of Ribchester chased the leaders and while under pressure in second behind 10/11 favourite Together Aclaim with two furlongs to race, went by passing the furlong pole and eventually scored by a length and a quarter.
Trainer Slattery later stated “he probably had the best form in the race as he finished second to Quick Suzy (subsequent Royal Ascot winner) in a Curragh maiden.
“He wasn’t getting home before and was always a bit free but he’s settling better now. We weren’t sure if he’d get seven (furlongs) but Wayne said after that he probably wants a mile. We’ll tip away here and see what happens.
“He’s named after the owner John Rosser’s brother Andrew who died about six months before he bought him.”