Opposition Crumbles Against Smart Getaway Mare
Apple Crumble (6m Getaway - Masiana, by Daylami) created a fine impression in Sunday’s mares’ bumper at Punchestown, as she raced clear of the hot favourite under Jack Hendrick.
The daughter of Getaway was the subject of some market support on her first start under rules for Barry Fitzgerald. Racing in midfield for much of the way, she made headway from four furlongs out and was ridden to lead approaching the final furlong. Racing clear inside the final furlong, she scored by five lengths as impressive debut winner Never Feel Blue (Flemensfirth) finished second, just a neck in front of Via Rosa (Milan).
Speaking after the race, the winning trainer said, “She was doing her work well at home and hopefully she will progress from this. She has a bright future.”
Owned by M Foley, Apple Crumble was bred by Butlersgrove Stud out of a half-sister to Irish Leger second Massiyn.
The previous day at Kirkistown, Getalady (5m Getaway - Knocksouna Lady, by Oscar) also got off the mark when landing the mares’ maiden for owner/trainer Peter Flood.
Jack Hendrick took the ride, having partnered her to a fine third earlier in the month, and rode the bay to chase the leaders. Ridden from the second last, she led on the run-in and ran on well to beat JustWest (Westerner) by two and a half lengths, while Katlaur (Yeats) took third.
Bred by Henry Flynn, Getalady provides an important update for her three-year-old brother by Leading Light.