On a night to savour for Jessica Harrington, teenager Dylan Kidd made his first journey a profitable one when steering 20-1 shot Jungle Cove to a fairytale victory within the €100,000 Nasrullah (Premier) Handicap at Leopardstown.

The 16-year-old from Trim, County Meath, graduated from RACE final week and seized his first alternative to collar final yr’s winner Mosala inside the ultimate furlong earlier than beating joint top-weight Casanova by three-quarters of a size.

“It really feel unbelievable, unreal — all of it got here so simply,” enthused Kidd.  “I’ve been concerned with horses and ponies all my life. Mrs Harrington advised me on Tuesday morning that she was going to present me the journey on this horse. She advised me to exit and revel in it.” 

Successful coach Harrington said:  “It’s unbelievable for Dylan.  He by no means picked up his stick on this horse — it was simply palms and heels. He’s actually sturdy and did himself proud.”

Harrington was profitable earlier when Listowel maiden winner Ha Ha Ha made a profitable handicap debut within the Constructed With Pleasure By Richmond Properties 3-Y-0 Handicap.

Shane Foley dictated the tempo and the Darkish Angel filly stored discovering via the closing levels to carry Torn by a size and a half.

Rosscarbery registered her second Group 3 success within the Stanerra Stakes. 

The Sea The Stars filly travelled strongly, swept across the main group turning for dwelling, and quickened into the lead with greater than a furlong and a half to race.

However, inside the ultimate furlong, Seamus Heffernan produced Emily Dickinson with a powerful problem down the within and, on the line, failed by solely a short-head to reel-in the 15-8 favorite.

“She travelled sweetly, quickened and possibly thought she had sufficient performed,” stated Twomey, “She’s been in nice type for the reason that Curragh and is having fun with her racing and getting stronger.  We have now loads of choices with this filly, together with the Yorkshire Oaks, the Blandford,  a Group 1 in Germany and the Prix Royallieu on Arc weekend.” 

On a night when the steady loved a double in Limerick, Joseph O’Brien additionally struck twice in Leopardstown, taking the opening two-year-old fillies’ maiden with newcomer Thornbrook and following up with Shoshone Warrior within the finale.

A Saxon Warrior filly, Thornbrook picked up effectively for Declan McDonogh to see off longshot Lan Mara by a size and 1 / 4. 

O’Brien’s consultant Brendan Powell commented: “Declan stated that she liked that floor, that she had a superb look when she hit the entrance and that there must be loads of enchancment to return. I’d say she’s fairly sensible and will certainly go for a stakes race subsequent.” 

O’Brien saddled odds-on favorite Okita Soushi for the concluding Belfield Novice Race. However Tom Hamilton’s mount proved no match for well-backed stable-companion Shoshone Warrior, enterprisingly ridden by John Gleeson to make all and triumph by 10 lengths.



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