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Irish Bet Wins Inglis Nursery

Monday, 18th December 2017

J: B Avdulla
T: J A O'Shea
W: 56 kgs
S: Smart Missile
D: Dublin Me Bet
J: B Melham
T: P M Perry
W: 56 kgs
S: Denman
D: M'lady Pedrille
J: T Angland
T: Mark Newnham
W: 56 kgs
S: Pierro
D: Rosnaree
J: Rachel King
T: G Waterhouse & A Bott
W: 54 kgs
S: Manhattan Rain
D: Cheyenne Sue

Irish Bet will follow a proven path to the Golden Slipper following his debut win in the $500,000 Inglis Nursery at Royal Randwick on Saturday. A $55,000 buy for Mick Flanagan of the China Horse Club from this year's Australian Easter Yearling Sale out of the Middlebrook Valley Lodge draft, Irish Bet powered away for a dominant win in the race that has been used as a launching pad to Golden Slipper glory by top fillies She Will Reign and Mossfun. "He showed us a lot of ability from day one but two-year-old's off one trial you never know until you see them in action," said China Horse Club's International Racing and Breeding Manager Michael Wallace. "He was a lovely horse, was always going to be a good 2YO type, he just had everything we look for in a 2YO." Irish Bet (Smart Missile x Dublin Me Bet) will now be given a short break before being aimed at the $3.5 million Group 1 Golden Slipper (1200m) at Rosehill on 24 March.

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Irish Bet (image: Steve Hart)
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