Michael Graham

Michael Graham

Well Set Up lands the odds in Roscommon

Mon 30th Sep 2019, 15:26

Well Set Up, near side, collars Lill Smith at the final flight
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Well Set Up availed of a drop in class to take the mares' maiden hurdle in Roscommon.

The 4/6 favourite was driven to chase down Lill Smith after the penultimate flight and picked her off at the last.

She stretched clear under Ricky Doyle in the final 150 yards to win by two and a half lengths.

Lill Smith took second at 11/2 and she was a length and three quarters ahead of Bay Ambition (33/1).

Trainer Mark Fahey said: "Ricky gave her a good ride. She always hits a flat spot and he nursed her through it.

“Two miles isn't her ideal trip but it's a nice place to start off.

“There is a novice hurdle and also a mares hurdle in Limerick in a couple of weeks time. We'll have a look at those and see how she is.

“She loves that ground.”

Well Set Up had finished second in a Grade 3 mares' novice hurdle when last seen over two miles six at Limerick in March - beaten a nose by Robin De Carlow.

Additional reporting by Gary Carson

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