Kurbaan obliges as Prendergast lands treble

KEVIN Prendergast’s Kurbaan, following some near misses, made no mistake in the McInerney Construction Maiden at Limerick last night.

Normally a front-runner, Declan McDonogh adopted a change of tactics which worked like a charm.

He held up the son of Woodborough, only asking for an effort early in the straight.

Albery and Prominent Feature flattered in turn, but inside the furlong pole Kurbaan strode clear to score going away.

Michael Hussey rode a tremendous finish to get Prendergast’s Azia up on the line to take the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Maiden.

David Moran did his best to steal the race on the nicely supported Dragon Inn Dancer, seizing what looked a decisive lead before the straight.

But the winner powered home, making up some five lengths from the furlong pole to lead at the only place where it matters.

The veteran Curragh handler completed a treble when Coup De Chance outclassed her rivals in the Bansha House Stables Claiming Race.

Declan McDonogh again had the ride and he was in no hurry, as Dreoilin cut out the running.

Coup De Chance, however, cruised into contention early in the straight and then cantered ahead over a furlong down to score with plenty in hand.

Dermot Weld was on the mark with Hymn Of Love in the Brazen Head Fillies Race. Taken from 4-5 to 4-6, the daughter of Barathea never gave her supporters a moments worry.

Pat Shanahan had her out of stalls like a bullet and Hymn Of Love made the rest to win unextended.

Shanahan completed a double when Coral Dawn streaked away with the Evening Echo Handicap.

She eased to the front with over a furlong to run and quickened clear to record an impressive success.

Windsor Dancer is proving a good servant to the Ger Lyons yard and she stayed on well for Pat Cosgrave to take the ladbroke. com Handicap.

The winner forged on inside the furlong pole, but was all out to hold the late surge of Lake Millstatt.

J P Fortune, a 21 year-old from Wexford, rode his first winner aboard Fairwood Present in the Best Dressed Ladies Maiden.

Oodachee made the burst for home with a furlong and a half to cover, but Fairwood Present grabbed him in the dying strides to win by a head.

Cruzspiel is being considered for the Budweiser Irish Derby. The third place finisher in the Queen’s Vase at Ascot yesterday impressed trainer John Oxx who may bring him to the Curragh next weekend.

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