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Pat Smullen doubles up in Tipperary

Updated: Thursday, 02 May 2013 20:14 | Comments

Pat Smullen scored on Allegra Tak and Johnny Lynch
Pat Smullen scored on Allegra Tak and Johnny Lynch

Pat Smullen supplemented a treble on the card at Tipperary on Wednesday with a double today, culminating in Allegra Tak's win in the Join The Tipperary Races Supporters Club Handicap.

Never far off the pace in the testing conditions, the 9-2 co-favourite put the race to bed quickly once taking up the running, going on to beat Kateeva by four and three-quarter lengths.

Smullen had earlier struck on his boss Dermot Weld's Johnny Lynch, who just got the better of Red Queen in a thrilling finish to the Gathering At Tipperary August 22nd Maiden.

Smullen had to be at his strongest to get the 7-1 chance up by a short head from the persistent runner-up.

The betting for the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Maiden seemed to show Coach House was way out in front of his rivals, and that's precisely how it finished.

Joseph O'Brien was happy to take the lead on the 2-5 favourite, and a quick change of pace over a furlong out put the race to bed.

The sone of Oasis Dream was impressive as he shot clear, coming home a yawning six and a half lengths clear of Heart Focus.

Sassaway proved too strong for her rivals in the New Look Tipperary Racecourse Handicap.

Always to the fore under Fergal Lynch, the Eamonn O'Connell-trained 7-1 chance looked to have sewn the race up at the furlong pole, but was forced to pull out all the stops to fend off Cookie Crumbles by a neck.

Treacy Hotels Boy had looked as though testing ground wasn't ideal when well beaten at Cork, but he showed that form to be all wrong when landing the Point To Point Evening 16th May Maiden Hurdle.

Henry De Bromhead's 2-1 favourite travelled well in the main and was not hard pressed by Andrew Lynch to score by two lengths from Popmurphy.

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