Mic Drop Ballyknock

Soldier Of Fortune Gelding Off The Mark On Second Start

Mic Drop (5g Soldier Of Fortune – Is Herself About, by Flemensfirth) produced a game performance to win the five-year-old geldings maiden at Killeagh on Wednesday.

David O’Brien’s representative led for much of the way on his recent debut, when he finished third, and was sent off favourite to build on that effort. Ridden to make all by Mikey O’Connor, he was headed after the second last, but regained the advantage at the final fence. He dug deep on the run-in to win by three parts of a length, with the front pair finishing clear of the remainder.

The Soldier Of Fortune gelding carries the colours of Peter Tarrant, who bred the bay out of a homebred full-sister to Troytown second Like Your Style (Flemensfirth).