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Limerick double for de Bromhead and Blackmore


Second to subsequent Leopardstown winner Master McShee last time, Atlantic Fairy won race four at Limerick to bring up a double for Henry de Bromhead and Rachael Blackmore.

Following on from Kalkas in the opener, Knockeen stable companion Atlantic Fairy was always up there bossing things in this Roches Feeds Mares Maiden Hurdle.

Nelly’s Money in contrast, got a patient ride, and she tried to give chase in the straight.

However the successful 6/4 market-leader was still full of run and she eventually passed the post twenty lengths to the good.

"She was second in a point to point for Michael Byrne and she is owned by my sponsor Mark Phelan (PCI Insurance) so it is great to ride a winner in his colours,” said Blackmore.

"Obviously her run the last day behind Master McShee got a form boost in Leopardstown and she is nice so hopefully there will be a lot more fun to be had with her."

The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Veterinary Officer examined Pont Aval (FR), trained by W.P. Mullins, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be post race normal.

P. Townend, rider of Pont Aval (FR) trained by W.P. Mullins, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount made an abnormal respiratory noise after a circuit and was pulled up having then made a bad mistake.

C.J. Orr, rider of Find It Now trained by Barry T. Murphy, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount never travelled

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