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Progressive Sally strikes again

Donagh O'Connor looks around on Sally GolightlyDonagh O'Connor looks around on Sally Golightly
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Sally Golightly showed her rivals a clean pair of heels with a stylish front-running performance at Roscommon.

The Jack Davison-trained filly had opened her account at Sligo six days ago and followed up with a cosy success in the 47-75 event over just shy of a mile-and-a-half.

Donagh O'Connor was soon in front on the Zoffany filly and asked her for an effort early in the straight.

She kicked a few lengths clear over a furlong from home and O'Connor just had to keep his mount going 'hands and heels' in the closing stages for an easy two-and-a-quarter length win over Forgetmenotblue

Davison said:- “She’s improving out of the way. She’s responded well to those tactics, plenty of daylight out in front and she was in her comfort zone practically the whole way.

“We’ll look for a more valuable fillies handicap and you never know where she will end up.”

(Quotes by Alan Magee)

About Gary Carson
Gary started out as a trainee/assistant journalist with the Sporting Life newspaper and has worked in the racing industry for over 25 years. He has been with the Press Association since 2013 and won the Irish Field Nap Table in 2016. He enjoys working with horses and trained his own horse, Mamaslittlestar, to win a point-to-point in 2019.