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Snow Falcon scoops big Flat prize for Meade and Keane


Snow Falcon races away

Snow Falcon races away

Snow Falcon races away

Classy staying hurdler Snow Falcon successfully reverted to the level in the Laurels Pub & Restaurant Kingdom Gold Cup Handicap at Killarney.

Noel Meade's seven-year-old is rated 157 over timber but his Flat mark is just 88 so it is no surprise that he was sent off the 11-4 favourite.

Colin Keane was eager to make use of his undoubted stamina, bouncing him into the lead, and he stayed there to register a two-and-three-quarter-length defeat of Bayan.

Keane said: "He's a proper hurdle horse. Noel said if nobody wanted to make it then let him roll along. I tried to stretch them turning in and he galloped the whole way to the line."

Ojinjintka (6-1) broke her duck in the International Hotel Killarney Handicap.

With cheekpieces applied on the back of a career-best third at Roscommon, Harry Rogers' filly showed excellent resolution to first account for game front-runner Greenpanda before keeping Dignified Air a neck at bay.

Rogers said: "I thought she was going to give it away as she was idle in front. She wants it soft and just got away with it on the ground.

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"Hopefully she will go to Listowel."

An impressive change of gear two furlongs out carried Mr Adjudicator (4-1) clear in the Ross Golf Course Apprentice Handicap and he maintained the gallop to see off Binary Code by five and a half lengths.

Tisamystery had been disappointing so far this year but bounced back to form with a determined success in the Owens McCarthy Claims Specialists Handicap Chase at odds of 5-1.

Presenting Julio (7-4 favourite) capitalised on a fencing mark 17lb lower than his timber figure in the Kelly Foley & Co. In Association With Lloyd Fitzpatrick Handicap Chase, while Don't Tell No One (7-2) built on his comeback second at the Galway Festival by going one better in the Killarney Oaks Hotel Beginners Chase.

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