Getaway Mare Gets There In The Nick Of Time
Diamondinthemud (6m Getaway- Good Looking Woman, by Oscar) came out on top in a thrilling finish to the Mares Maiden Hurdle at Downpatrick on Wednesday.
Runner-up in three bumpers and twice over hurdles, the Nigel Slevin-trained bay was well-supported in the market ahead of the two mile and three furlong contest. She chased the leaders for much of the way and was pushed along after the second last, before being ridden out to deny the favourite by a short head. The front pair drew seven lengths clear of the field.
Owned by the Seven Chasers Syndicate and bred by Oliver Loughlin, Diamondinthemud provides an important update for her yearling brother by Ocovango and two-year-old brother by Idaho.