Evening Hush excels in testing conditions

Ken Condon was the man to follow at Tipperary last night as he registered a double courtesy of Evening Hush and Shanghai Beauty.

Evening Hush excels in testing conditions

Evening Hush (3-1) appeared to excel in the testing conditions as she stormed to a nine-and-a-half-length verdict in the Follow Tipperary Races On Facebook Fillies Maiden.

Etched was sent off the 6-4 favourite and while she was still prominent turning into the straight, she had little to give when Evening Hush kicked on and eventually faded into fourth of the five runners.

Condon said of the winner: “She seems to grow a leg on that type of ground and is progressing with her racing.

“It was too sharp for her at Wexford on Saturday (second), but she came out of the race well and is a tough, staying filly.

“She’ll go for a fillies’ handicap next and, while she won’t run on summer good (ground), if things go right, we could aim for black type at the backend of the year.”

Shanghai Beauty (8-1) had initiated Condon’s brace in the Follow @TipperaryRaces On Twitter Handicap as she produced a fine finish in the hands of Shane Foley, who also partnered Evening Hush.

Shanghai Beauty snatched the lead well over a furlong out and she had to show plenty of determination to hold off Sweetest Taboo by a short head with favourite A Few Dollars More back in third.

Condon said: “She received a super ride as Billy (Lee) looked to be travelling (on Sweetest Taboo), but Shane took his time and it was a really good ride.

“She is relatively consistent and goes on the ground. Blinkers lit her up the last day so we left them off in favour of her usual cheekpieces today.

“We’ll tip away but I’d imagine she’ll go to the paddocks at some stage.”

Condon was denied a hat-trick as Camile (12-1) fended off Niven in the Fundraising Events At Tipperary Races Handicap.

Trained by Jessica Harrington, the winner kept on under pressure for Colm O’Dongohue, eventually securing a half-length verdict. Harrington said: “She was put up 4lb for finishing fifth in a maiden the last day, but it was nice to get this and she did it great.”

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