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Line Drummer thumps rivals at Tipperary

Updated: Wednesday, 01 May 2013 23:33 | Comments

Line Drummer quickened impressively under Joseph O'Brien to take the Fundraising Events At Tipperary Races Handicap
Line Drummer quickened impressively under Joseph O'Brien to take the Fundraising Events At Tipperary Races Handicap

Line Drummer belied a market drift to win the Fundraising Events At Tipperary Races Handicap for Aidan and Joseph O'Brien.

An easy-to-back 6-1 shot on his first start of the season, he was held up towards the rear early on but swept to the front after getting a perfect seam up the far rail.

Once in the lead, Line Drummer quickened away from Caesaria and Janna's Jungle in the style of a much-improved horse.

It was a case of more of the same for the Ballydoyle team as Freewheel (11-8 favourite) made a winning debut in the Events At Tipperary Racecourse Maiden.

He was in front before the turn in and although Resolute Response travelled menacingly, that one found nothing for pressure and the winner stretched away to beat Teoirim by two and a half lengths.

The O'Brien party was spoilt somewhat by Paul Deegan's Dubai Deer, who forced Agreement and Victory Song to settle for the second and third respectively in the Book Online At tipperaryraces.ie Maiden.

The Chris Hayes-ridden winner stole a march on the turn for home and ground out a narrow success in likeable fashion.

Stuccodor continued his rapid rise through the ranks by completing a five-timer in the Follow Tipperary Races On Facebook Race.

Dermot Weld's gelding won a Leopardstown handicap in tremendous fashion over 10 furlongs last month and dropped back to the extended seven with little fuss.

Fiesolana took it up on the turn for home but Pat Smullen was hot on his heels on the even-money favourite, who fought past close home to gain a half-length verdict.

Hurricane Sky followed up Sunday Gowran triumph with a gritty display under a 5lb penalty in the tipperaryraces.com Handicap.

Charles O'Brien's gelding left it late under Fran Berry but justified 11-8 favouritism with a three-quarter-length defeat of Daigreen.

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