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Redera steps up with win at Dundalk

Updated: Friday, 12 Jul 2013 19:26 | Comments

Tony Martin saddled Redera at the all-weather venue
Tony Martin saddled Redera at the all-weather venue

Redera found the two-mile trip to his liking as he ran out a convincing winner of the feature boylesports.com Download Our App Handicap at Dundalk.

Tony Martin's well-supported 9-2 shot, coming off a good run over hurdles at Down Royal last month, was held up in rear for most of the way but travelled sweetly up towards the leaders coming down the straight.

It looked a matter of how much he would find when Wayne Lordan pressed the button, and the answer was plenty as he stretched away to score by three lengths from Solo Performer.

Eddie Lynam runs his crack sprinters Sole Power and Slade Power in the July Cup at Newmarket this weekend and he tuned up with a double highlighted by a one-two in the Crowne Plaza Race & Stay Claiming Race.

Ronan Whelan set out to make the running on top-weight Akasaka (11-10 favourite) and the six-year-old resisted the determined effort of stablemate Iron Major in the same colours to win by half a length.

Pat Smullen did the honours on Lynam's filly Veronica Falls (13-2), who kept going strongly to hold the challenge of Shes No Joke by three-quarters of a length in the Hibernia Steel Ltd Maiden.

The Tom McCourt-trained My Good Brother showed a bit of form in his last two runs on turf and turned in an eyecatching display to win the Marshes Shopping Centre Handicap on his return to all-weather racing.

Always prominent under Ian Brennan, the 7-1 shot was asked to quicken from the two-furlong pole and cleared away to score by five and a half lengths, making his record three wins from five starts on an artificial surface.

Gatamalata (10-1) finally broke her duck as she led all the way under Shane Foley in the first division of the Crowne Plaza Leading Jockey & Trainer Handicap, while Liberty To Rock (8-1) held on grimly in the hands of Kevin Manning in the second division.

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