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Harry Trotter takes Fairyhouse feature

Updated: Wednesday, 05 Jun 2013 22:24 | Comments

Wonderfully looked like a filly to follow after scoring over a trip shorter than ideal on debut
Wonderfully looked like a filly to follow after scoring over a trip shorter than ideal on debut

Harry Trotter (7-2) just got the better of In Salutem in a thrilling duel for the Summer Family Day On 14th July Rated Race at Fairyhouse.

In Salutem made a bold bid from the front on his turf debut and had all his rivals on the stretch a furlong and a half out, but Fergal Lynch eventually wore him down on David Marnane's sprinter and after clawing back the deficit, he had his head down where it mattered.

There was another tight finish to the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Fillies Maiden as Wonderfully (7-2) lunged late to grab the spoils.

The Ballydoyle newcomer is a full sister to Mars and as her stamina kicked in she finished with a wet sail to deny another closer in Queen Of Power, with Colour Blue, who looked the winner with half a furlong to travel, having to settle for third.

Sleeping Beauty also boasts a smart pedigree and the daughter of Irish 1000 Guineas heroine Nightime took the Follow Us On Facebook Fillies Maiden.

The fancied runners came to the fore in the Follow Fairyhouse On Twitter Median Auction Maiden, with General Brook catching Silver Lightening in the shadows of the post.

Silver Lightening established what appeared a winning advantage when quickening approaching the furlong pole, but General Brook hit top gear under Wayne Lordan and swooped to justify 2-1 favouritism.

Enigma Code was striving to supplement last week's Down Royal triumph in the Dunboyne Handicap and looked like doing so halfway down the straight, but Shane Foley went in pursuit on 3-1 market leader Lily Of Kenmare and Mick Halford's mare finished that little bit stronger to prevail by half a length.

Paynes Find (9-2) was found wanting at the business end of a mile at Naas but, dropped back to 7f for the Fairyhouse Summer Series Handicap, he ran all the way to the line and beat Municipal by a length and three-quarters.

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