AGE JUST A NUMBER FOR DUCHESS

AGE JUST A NUMBER FOR DUCHESS

Peter Farrell

The younger generation have been dominating the headlines in recent weeks with the likes of Newinn Taylor and Amazing Champ both claiming high profile stakes.

Last night at Limerick however, there were also reasons to celebrate the veterans as Mohane Duchess showed that she still retains her abilities despite approaching her fifth birthday.

A September 15’ whelp, Mohane Duchess started her racing career with a bang, claiming three wins on the trot down at Clonmel and having stayed at the top end of the grader for the majority of her career, the daughter of ‘Droopys Scolari - Mohane Maeve’ recently stepped down into A4 company post lockdown. That stay however was short lived as a quickfire double seen the classy blue return to A2 company and this resulted in the ‘Duchess’ notching her tenth career victory in race five last night.

PLENTY LEFT IN THE TANK

A 7/2 market chance, Mohane Duchess was well housed in one and it was clear she was going to take all the beating as Cormac Davern’s charge flew the lids and galloped into the opening bend clear. Striding out fluently down the back straight, the blue tracked like the veteran she is and stayed on strong to claim a two and a half length success. The time was another fast 28.75 .20f andclearly there is plenty of racing left for the Duchess.

SUB 29 DISPLAY

Another to dip under the 29 second barrier on last night’s SIS card was the Denis O’Malley trained Hows The Head (Head Bound - Do A Runner). Another who is no stranger to winning, Dominic Lipper and Richard Phelan’s runner was in close proximity throughout and pounced late to land the spoils. Three lengths clear come the line, the time was a swift 28.72 .20f.