BARRY OFF THE MARK WITH CRACKED REAR VIEW
CRACKED Rear View gave Waterford trainer Shay Barry his fi rst track winner at Sligo on Wednesday last as she won the concluding bumper impressively. Mozetta, a runner-up at Dundalk the previous Friday night served notice that the former jockey wouldn’t have to wait too long for his fi rst winner and so it proved as Richie Kiely’s mount stayed on determinedly inside the last furlong to see off Paul Nolan’s I’m All You Need by fi ve lengths. Barry was pleased with his initial success “I’ve had the license since February and I’ve liked this horse all along. He was second in a pointto- point a couple of weeks ago and we decided to enter him here as he’s going to the sales in Cheltenham next week. “I have fi fteen riding out at the moment and I had a fi lly that was second at Dundalk last week so it’s nice to get a winner on the track. “Training is a lot tougher than riding. When I was riding you could just jump off them and walk away but I’m enjoying it all the same. “I have a few good lads working for me and I’ve got some good owners”. While Barry’s training career is just getting off the ground Rathgormack’s Pat Flynn recorded his 700th success last week and followed up with two winners at Clonmel and at Cork. Jockey Johnny Burke signed off as an amateur in the best way possible when he guided Flynn’s Gutsy Rocky to a length and a quarter victory over Oscar’s Swan in the bumper at Clonmel on Thursday while stable jockey Danny Grant was aboard 20/1 chance Little Sweetheart when the fi lly won the 5f handicap by a length and three quarters from Shinyhappyjohn. Flynn had a story to tell about the fi lly who’s owned by the Flynn family, long time supporters of the yard. “There’s a bit of history to this fi lly. In 1956 Gita Weld (Dermot’s late mother and a neighbour in Rathgormack) sold my father a mare (their fi rst thoroughbred) of the same name so I called this one after her. “After Mrs Weld passed away I wrote a letter to Dermot and mentioned this fi lly to him. “I thought the ground was going to be soft here but if I’d known it was yielding I’d have fancied her more. She wants good ground”. At the Curragh on Saturday the John Gosden-trained Kingman was the horse everyone was talking about in the Tattersalls Irish 2,000 Guineas and the son of Invincible Spirit lived right up to the hype, bolting up by fi ve lengths. Ridden by James Doyle, he travelled and quickened like a top-class colt and he rates as one of the most exciting horses in training. The highlight of the remainder of the card was the Group 3 Weatherbys Ireland Greenlands Stakes and it produced a highly-impressive winner in the shape of the Edward Lynam-trained Slade Power, with the fi ve-year-old easily getting the better of the race-fi t Maarek by two lengths under Wayne Lordan. Aidan O’Brien completed a memorable treble at the Curragh on Sunday highlighted by the successof Marvellous in the Etihad Airways Irish 1,000 Guineas. Ridden by Ryan Moore, the daughter of Galileo produced a strong fi nishing effort to win going away by three lengths and she now looks set to take her chance in the Epsom Oaks. Joseph O’Brien was in the saddle for his father’s two other winners, riding Adelaide to win the Group 3 Airlie Stud Gallinule Stakes and Table Rock to win the Newstalk European Breeders Fund Maiden. The other Group 1 on the card was the Tattersalls Gold Cup and it saw the Lady Cecil-trained Noble Mission record an all-the-way 1¼ lengths victory under James Doyle. In other racing news a punter from a Ladbrokes shop in Dublin who invested just £6 has emerged as one of those to have become Scoop 6 millionaires over the weekend, scooping £1,342,599 for picking all six winners. Saturday’s Scoop 6 had grown to record proportions after rolling over through 12 weeks and victory for the Alan King-trained Chatez in the Betfred Mobile Casino Silver Bowl Stakes at Haydock sparked celebrations amongst those holding the eight winning tickets. Each winning ticket is eligible to play for the bonus fund next Saturday, which stands at a further £5,481,763.
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