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Michael Graham

Michael Graham

Zabeir a first for the Kinsella/Manning combination

Fri 30th Sep 2022, 19:29

Zabeir powers homeZabeir powers home
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Kevin Manning and Donal Kinsella landed a notable first when Zabeir took the seven furlong maiden on Dundalk's card.

The 11/1 shot soon tracked the leaders and made headway to lead with less than a quarter of a mile to travel.

He stayed on well for Manning to win by two and a half lengths from Karakoul (10/3). Lord Abama the well backed 3/1 favourite, was another five lengths adrift in third.

Kinsella said: "He had difficulty in making a position in Clonmel, however, he stuck it well until 150 metres out.

"Today, he had a bad draw and got an excellent ride. He (Kevin Manning) got him out and got a position on him early which was very, very good.

"He's a long, long time riding now and I'm a long, long time trying to get him a winner! That's the first one for me. That's what makes the whole thing so enjoyable.

"Now we will come back, we are only up the road."

1st
11/1
Tote €12.00 €4.10
2nd
2.5L
10/3
€1.50
3rd
5L
3/1Fav
€1.30
4th
0.5L
9/1