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Inis Meain, ridden by Danny Mullins, ran away with Listed Martin Molony Stakes at Limerick

Updated: Sunday, 05 May 2013 18:00 | Comments

Danny Mullins rode Inis Meain to victory in the Limerick feature, for his retainer, Barry Connell
Danny Mullins rode Inis Meain to victory in the Limerick feature, for his retainer, Barry Connell

Inis Meain added a Listed victory to his progressive CV with a commanding success in the feature Martin Molony Stakes at Limerick.

An Saincheann from the Guineas-winning Jim Bolger yard was sent off the odds-on favourite for the 12-furlong contest, but she ran freely in front and had no more to give when she was tackled in the straight.

Danny Mullins sent Inis Meain into the lead over a quarter of a mile out and the Denis Hogan-trained 15-8 chance galloped all the way to the line to hold off Missunited by four and a quarter lengths.

Aidan O'Brien's newcomer Expedition, a son of Oasis Dream, was easy to back in the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Maiden and seemed to be going nowhere when turning into the straight in last position.

The youngster (11-4) finally got the hang of it in the hands of Seamie Heffernan and mowed the opposition down approaching the furlong marker before grabbing leader Ruler Of France to score by a neck.

Pat Shanahan looked to have found the perfect opportunity for his three-year-old Hold The Line in the Greenmount Median Auction Maiden following two decent efforts in narrow defeats, and so it proved.

Tadhg O'Shea, riding his first winner in his new job, went straight to the front on the 4-11 favourite, who ran on strongly in the final stages to keep Durand at bay by three and a half lengths.

Michael Hussey was exuding confidence on Zeftan coming to the final furlong of the Great Limerick Run Maiden and Peter McCreery's 7-2 shot quickened nicely into the lead before holding Conan's Rock by half a length.

Todd was another travelling nicely when he hit the front over a furlong out in the Follow Limerick Racecourse On Twitter Handicap and John Murphy's 7-2 favourite was driven out by Connor King to score by two lengths.

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