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Smullen takes four-timer at Gowran Park

Updated: Wednesday, 13 Aug 2014 23:04 | Comments

Pat Smullen was on song at Gowran Park
Pat Smullen was on song at Gowran Park

Pat Smullen initiated a four-timer at Gowran Park by riding Carla Bianca (5-1) to victory in the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Hurry Harriet Stakes, the feature race of the evening.

The Dansili filly gave her jockey and Dermot Weld back-to-back wins in the Listed event as she took it up from the well-fancied Lahinch Classics a furlong out and galloped clear to complete a hat-trick by a length and three-quarters.

David Wachman's 7-4 favourite faded into a disappointing fifth and Alive Alive Oh stayed on best of all to take second, with Beyond Brilliance in third.

Weld and Smullen were on the mark again 30 minutes later with Timiyan (7-2) in the McEnery Cup Handicap.

An easy winner at the Galway Festival, the Aga Khan-owned three-year-old impressed once again as he stayed on strongly to score by four and a quarters length from Ebadni.

Smullen was always going well on Gone Viral in the Flaming Hot BBQ Evening Handicap.

The Sheila Lavery-trained gelding (6-4fav) showed no ill effects of his second at the Curragh on Sunday as he was pushed out to score by three-quarters of a length from Nancy Rose.

Smullen and Weld reunited in the closing Irish Stallion Farms EBF Fillies Maiden to score with Sierra Sun (4-9fav), who denied Nanamour by a head.

Success Days sprang a 25-1 surprise in the opening Irish Stallion Farms EBF Maiden.

Hunt was sent off a well-backed even-money favourite for the evening's opening contest and the market support looked justified when Johnny Murtagh's colt hit the front two furlongs out.

However, the Kevin Condon-trained outsider then began to rally under Fran Berry and got up in the final 50 yards for a half-length success.

The Ice Meister (4-1) and Toscanelli pulled well clear as the former won the 100 Years Racing At Gowran Park Nursery by half a length.

Zelos Dream (8-1) stayed on well to land the Golf Membership At Gowran Park For 2015 Apprentice Handicap by a length and three-quarters from The Home Ruler.

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