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Wexford review: Our Man Zebo on form

Updated: Wednesday, 19 Jun 2013 22:36 | Comments

Barry Geraghty
Barry Geraghty

Our Man Zebo showed a fine attitude for Barry Geraghty to follow up his Ballinrobe maiden success in the Wellingtonbridge Novice Hurdle at Wexford.

Michael Hourigan's grey had been given a short break since opening his jumps account at the first time of asking in April and was sent off the 11-8 market leader.

Favourite-backers looked in a spot of bother as Lady Of Glencoe headed him briefly after they jumped the last together, but Our Man Zebo fought back on the run-in to edge the verdict by three quarters of a length.

Course specialist Annie Other was a comfortable winner of the Slaney Handicap Chase.

Heavily supported into 6-4 favouritism, the Pat Doyle-trained mare travelled beautifully for Jack Doyle en route to her fourth Wexford success, cruising to the front turning in before beating Sports Line by two and a half lengths.

Benemeade ground out a first success over timber in the Mount Leinster Maiden Hurdle.

The Downpatrick bumper scorer had to concede weight all round but arrived on the back a couple of solid place efforts at Fairyhouse and Punchestown in March.

The Davy Condon-ridden winner delivered on that promise as the 2-1 favourite, scoring by three lengths from Stay In My Heart, with Phantom Of Plenty back in third.

Fromthecloudsabove left it late but did enough to claim the Vinegar Hill Maiden Hurdle.

Ciarans Oscar took it up from Thomond two furlongs from the finish and looked to have the race won approaching the final flight, but Rob Jones never gave up on Richard Morrissey's 16-1 chance, who swept home down the centre of the track to score by half a length.

Division one of the Curracloe Handicap Hurdle saw the Mark Bolger-ridden Chinook Run (14-1) make every yard and see off Pennys Tune by a length and a quarter, while the second instalment went to Mountain Lough (5-1) under Andrew McNamara.

Captain Ocana belied odds of 18-1 with a hard-fought victory in the Courtown Beginners Chase.

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