Rumson lands some nice bets

Rumson lands some nice bets

Ben Rumson stays on best under Ronan Whelan ©Healy Racing Photos By Donal Murphy The Tom McCourt trained Ben Rumson landed some nice bets in the concluding Follow Fairyhouse On Social Media Handicap. Available at 33/1 last night, the son of Ask opened on-course at 16s before going off a 10/1 chance in the colours of owners Sarah and Sean Foran. Successful at Ballinrobe last July, the winning five-year-old was last seen finishing sixth of sixteen in a handicap hurdle at the Co Mayo venue in May. Back on the level this evening he was settled in mid-division by Ronan Whelan, but was pushed along and had plenty to do on the approach to the straight. He made good ground through the field from over two furlongs out, and was ridden to the front inside the final furlong, keeping on well to score by a length and a quarter. Father Mattie finished second under Killian Leonard for Eamonn O’Connell at 11/1, while Blue Skimmer (7s to 6s) was a further half a length back in third with Billy Lee aboard for Nicole McKenna. Lost History (7/1) completed the placings another length and three parts back in fourth, while the well-backed 9/2 favourite (from 6s) Grey Waters was fifth under Wayne Lordan for Joseph O’Brien. Tom McCourt said afterwards: “He was a bit unlucky over hurdles the last day when he got shuffled back a bit and then made up his ground quick. He ran a nice race in Dundalk before that. “He’s had a few wind problems in the past, and he’ll mix it between hurdles and the flat over the summer.” Additional reporting by Alan Magee
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Latency shows his true worth

Low Latency is ridden out by Leigh Roche ©Healy Racing Photos By Donal Murphy The Darren Bunyan trained Low Latency got off the mark on his fourth career start, as he took the third at Fairyhouse, the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Maiden. A good third on debut when well-supported last September, the son of Exceed And Excel then finished ninth of nine when tried in Listed company at Dundalk. He could only manage fifth when sent off favourite on his seasonal reappearance at Navan last month, and fitted with a tonguestrap for the first time today he was backed from 8s to 6s on-course. Settled in second by Leigh Roche, the bay victor was ridden to lead a furlong and a half from home, and he kept on well from there, going on to score by a comfortable two and three parts of a length in the colours of the Maythehorsebewithyou Syndicate. Bay Of Skaill (6/1) finished second under Gary Carroll for Joe Murphy, while Shinko Princess (10s to 7s) was a neck back in third, with Niall McCullagh in the saddle for Christy Donoghue. The Eddie Lynam trained Dreaming Of Gold was sent off the 3/1 favourite. She lost ground shortly after the start, and eventually finished sixth under Wayne Lordan. The winning trainer said afterwards: “I don’t think I’ve ever had one as unlucky as him in his first three runs with different things going wrong. “Leigh gave him a super ride and that was more like what we see at home. His homework is easily Group 3 level. He’ll probably go now for the Belgrave Stakes at the Curragh (July 1st).” Additional reporting by Alan Magee
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Fountain completes Bolger/Manning double

Fountain stays on strongly under Kevin Manning ©Healy Racing Photos By Donal Murphy Jim Bolger and Kevin Manning completed a 146/1 double at Fairyhouse, as Fountain claimed the sixth race on the card, the Paul Kelly Veterinary Clinic Handicap. Bolger and Manning were earlier successful with the easy to back 20/1 chance Sometimesadiamond, and Fountain also proved pretty weak in the market, opening on-course at 9/2, touching 13/2, before going off at 6s. Settled towards rear, the son of Pour Moi was pushed along on the outer from over two furlongs out, and appeared to have plenty to do. However he really got going from the furlong pole, and hit the front in the closing stages, going on to score comfortably by two lengths. The Eyes Have It (5/1jfav, from 6s) had to settle for second under Chris Hayes for Andy Oliver, while Arbourfield (14/1) kept on well to take third, another half a length away for Declan McDonogh and Prunella Dobbs. Plough Boy (9/1) completed the placings a neck back in fourth, while the other joint-favourite Blairmayne was a disappointing thirteenth. Ger Flynn, assistant trainer to Jim Bolger, said afterwards: “He jumped out okay but didn’t get away quick enough and was out the back. He was travelling well but Kevin had a wall of horses in front of him early in the straight. “He pulled out to get a clear run and came home really well. “He’s in again at Limerick tomorrow evening, and we’ll see how he is in the morning.” STEWARDS REPORTS S. Foley, rider of Blairmayne trained by Miss Natalia Lupini, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount never travelled from half way. Additional reporting by Alan Magee
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