Schone Aussicht enjoying jumps game and doubles up
Very profitable to follow around Downpatrick in his fledgling career to date, Mike O’Connor added another win at the County Down venue aboard Schone Aussicht in the Toals Bookmakers Rated Novice Hurdle.
It wasn’t as clear cut for the front-running German-import as it had been at Limerick 17 days ago but the Pimlico Racing Ireland-owned and Henry de Bromhead-trained six-year-old went back-to-back by three parts of a length.
The 7/4 victor had a diminishing margin of superiority from 6/4 favourite Clonbury Bridge at the finish. She did enough though, with the pair clear.
There was a gap of nine lengths back to Copia Verborum in third.
"It was brilliant (her jumping). For a mare that came off the Flat she is just a real natural jumper,” said O’Connor.
"She seemed to do everything very easily there now today."
When asked if she has to make it, he replied: "Not really, she enjoyed herself in Limerick the last day just being out in front. She has plenty of ability but she just seems to like it out in front.
"I got plenty of breathers into her there.
"She is a nice mare and has trained on very well since she came into Henry's. It is early doors with her and she is still fairly unexposed."