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Sadler's Risk makes impressive debut over fences at Roscommon

Updated: Monday, 19 May 2014 21:15 | Comments

Sadler's Risk makes impressive debut over fences

Sadler's Risk made an impressive winning debut over fences in the Follow Us On Facebook Beginners Chase at Roscommon on Monday evening.

Useful on the Flat and rated 143 over hurdles, all eyes were on Henry De Bromhead's six-year-old and there was never a worrying moment for those who backed him at 9-4.

He put in a nice round of jumping to come home six lengths clear of Busty Brown.

Rathpatrick (12-1) showed the benefit of his debut experience when recording a length and a quarter verdict over Bosman Rule in the Kepak Flat Race.

The mixed card began with four Flat races and Gentry (2-1jt-fav) narrowly held the late challenge of Benny Blanco in the opening  Irish Stallion Farms E.B.F. (C & G) Median Auction Maiden.

John Oxx's charge took it up in the home straight but Jessica Harrington's charge was soon in pursuit and Declan McDonogh's mount was all out to score by a short head.

Connor King gave Abby Cadabby a fine ride as Andrew Oliver's three-year-old completed a hat-trick in the Roscommon Handicap.

The 3lb claimer stole a march on his rivals when sending the 9-2 shot to the front entering the run in and she had enough in the tank thwart the strong finish of Kabjoy by three-quarters of a length.

Toe The Line (4-6fav) was a warm order for the Irish Stallion Farms E.B.F. Fillies Maiden and didn't disappoint his supporters.

John Kiely's bumper winner had shown promise in better company this term and comfortably pulled four and three-quarter lengths clear of Dancingwithangels to open his Flat account at the fourth attempt.

Cliff House (9-2fav) proved his handicap debut success at Tipperary last month was no fluke when prevailing in a thrilling finish to the Connolly's Red Mills Horse Care Cubes Handicap.

The John Walsh-trained four-year-old displayed a resolute attitude to repel the sustained challenges of Chance To Dance and All About Alfie, denying Jim Bolger's inmate by a short head.

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