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    Granite Bay completing a sequence
Granite Bay completing a sequence
Granite Bay catches the grey Solar Drive. Source: irishracing.com

Granite Bay completing a sequence

In addition to Cork's success, Granite Bay added another victory over a mile and a half in the final Roscommon Racecourse Handicap. With two furlongs to negotiate, Solar Drive travelled well enough to overtake Dont Do Dramas and quickly made its way home.

Although it appeared that he had scored first, Granite Bay was catching up and managed to catch up to Solar Drive in the last 100 yards. He continued by a length at 10/3 after that.

Second place Solar Drive was a length and a quarter ahead of Dont Do Dramas (11/2), the 2/1 favourite.

Jarlath Fahey said: “It's great that he followed (up). We were a bit concerned about the ground, we were hoping for a few showers during the day and were debating about whether we'd run him or not. Ronan said he'd be comfortable on good ground, but we just feel that he's a horse that would like to get his toe in. He is a bit big and immature yet. He's a work in progress, he seems to be improving and we're delighted with him. Ronan said it was plenty quick enough down the back straight for him which is unusual here. He said when he met the rising ground he was more comfortable on that. He will handle good ground when he matures a little bit more. It's great that he's won two and fingers crossed he's progressing. We'll keep him to the normal handicaps, he's only coming up through the ranks and learning his job. He's after having two quick runs so we won't be looking for anything immediately with him. We'll freshen him up a little bit, it's a long season still ahead of us.”

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