Well backed Cambiaso makes stunning debut

THE sky could be the limit for Tommy Stack’s newcomer, Cambiaso, following his stunning debut at Cork yesterday.

A big order in the morning at 4-1, he was taken from 7-4 to 6-4 on track and scooted home by 15 lengths.

Slowly away, Cambiaso soon made up the ground and this was over once Wayne Lordan let out an inch of rein with a little over two furlongs to run.

Fozzy Stack represented his father and said: “We were a bit worried about the ground, but Danetime’s seem to go on it.

“He is a useful horse, who was backward last season. He is still a bit weak and we may not rush him back too soon.”

David Wachman’s newcomer Silk Mascara found terrific reserves of stamina to take the Irish Stallion Farms’ EBF Fillies Maiden, initiating a double for Lordan.

She set off to make the running, but looked well beaten when dropping to third, as well-backed favourite, Moving Heart, led over two furlongs down.

But the daughter of Barathea rallied, battling back to grab the market-leader close home to score by a head.

Trainer, David Wachman, said: “She is a fine big filly, who was very weak last season. She should make into a Stakes filly, going a trip.”

Austin Leahy’s Gra Geal Mo Chroi, a close third at Limerick previously, made no mistake in the Mitchelstown GAA Handicap.

Musical Review tried to make all, but the winner found plenty for Emmet McNamara driving to get on top inside the furlong pole.

“I think there’s a race for her at Limerick on Tuesday week and she may well go there”, reported Leahy.

Jimmy Mangan’s dual point-to-point winner, Whinstone Boy, made a successful debut over fences when taking the Irish Stallion Farms’ EBF Beginners Chase.

Sean McDermot eased him ahead coming away from the third last and Whinstone Boy never flinched to easily beat Howryafeelin.

“He ran a great race at Liverpool’’, exclaimed Mangan. “He won’t run on fast ground and maybe a summer’s grass will be next.”

Dick Lalor’s decision to return Carrigeen King to flights paid a rich dividend when the imposing son of Beneficial landed the Munster Waste Management Maiden Hurdle.

Lismakeery was all the rage in the ring but, not for the first time, appeared less than enthusiastic.

Tony McCoy took him to the front going to five from home, but he found little up the straight as the winner and front-running Citizen Vic showed much the greater resolution.

Commented Lalor: “It took him a while to get there, but it’s nice to win. He likes goodish ground, but wouldn’t run on firm.”

First-time blinkers and the power of McCoy worked the oracle for the Christy Roche-trained Line Ball in the Easter Handicap Hurdle.

Native Clan had the call at the third last and then, soon after, the battle appeared to be going in favour of Taravada.

But McCoy, low in the saddle from a fair way out, refused to accept defeat and was soon getting a generous response from his charge to surge clear on the flat.

The John Joe Walsh yard landed an old-style touch with the Oscar Schindler newcomer, Tellherimnothere, in the Hickey Communications Bumper.

She was available as high as 16-1 in the morning and was returned the 11-4 joint favourite.

Partnered by Ambrose McCurtin and owned by the trainer’s son, Martin, she quickened well over a furlong out to score by four lengths.

Said Walsh: “She’s a very promising filly, who might be let off or else will go hurdling.”


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