Belfast Telegraph

Friday 22 August 2014

Katys claims Dressed scalp at Sligo

Katys Girl is spring heeled at Sligo

Dressedtothenines suffered a surprise defeat on her fencing debut in the www.countysligoraces.com Mares Beginners Chase.

Eddie Hart's six-year-old rounded off her last campaign with a defeat of Zaidpour in a Grade Two over timber at the Irish National meeting.

She was sent off the even-money favourite, but was under pressure to gain on the front-running winner Katys Girl (14-1) three from home and found little in the straight to finish third.

Winning jockey Keith Donoghue said of Katys Girl: "She jumped very well, she's tough and she really kept going. I thought going to the second-last I might struggle a bit, but as she heard them coming she kept picking up and won easy in the end.

"She's a bit in and out but when she's on a going day she's very good."

Indian Outlook showed his rivals a clean pair of heels to run out a length-and-a-half winner of the Frank O'Beirne Memorial Beginners Chase.

The 9-2 chance jumped from fence to fence on his chasing debut under Paul Townend, who kept something up his sleeve to stay on strongly again when favourite Back Off Mate loomed up at the final obstacle.

Muzak, also 9-2, brought up a three-timer in the Foley's Bar & Off Licence Handicap Chase.

After hitting the front after the third-last, John Monroe's grey was challenged, firstly by Instant Impacked and then by Sean Airgead, but he found plenty for pressure to beat the latter by two lengths.

Monroe said: "I thought the weight might catch him out today but he's so game.

"We'll look at going for a good handicap at Fairyhouse at the end of November. He deserves a crack at a big one now."

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