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Mazandaran breaks duck at Dundalk

Updated: Friday, 15 Mar 2013 21:27 | Comments

Mazandaran breaks duck at Dundalk

Mazandaran just about confirmed the promise of last month's debut effort to break his duck in the www.louth.gaa.ie Maiden at Dundalk.

Mick Halford's son of Tiger Hill was made to work a lot harder than his starting price of 2-5 suggested he would, but he saw out the extended mile and a quarter well and just repelled the late thrust of Bint Nayef, who will have given connections plenty of encouragement with this introductory effort.

Smart NH prospect Raise The Beat broke his duck on the Flat with a comprehensive success in the two-mile www.louth.gaa.ie Maiden.

The even-money favourite coasted to the front early in the straight and although Noah Webster tried to give chase, it was in vain because Raise The Beat wasn't too hard pressed to register a six-and-a-half-length verdict.

An absence of more than six months proved no hindrance to Pre Tax Profit (6-1) as he made all the running to see off Phebes Wish by a length and three-quarters in the Louth Supporters Club Handicap.

Slipper Orchid (9-2) overcame a similar break to swoop late for victory in the boylesports.com - iPhone & iPad App Handicap, while the Louth GAA Race Night went the way of 16-1 shot Shabra Emperor.

Ana O'Brien gained her second career success when Fairylike got the Jimmy Mulroy Apprentice Handicap on the nod.

The young jockey's only previous triumph in the saddle came on this mare, who is trained by her father Aidan, here last month and she kept the 4-1 chance in full flight down the straight to pip Bualadh Croi in the shadows of the post.

There was another thrilling finish in the boylesports.com Live Betting Handicap, and Wrekin Rock found more close to home to claw back Long Journey Home's lead, prevailing by a neck at odds of 4-1.

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