Getaway Newcomer Has The Last Word At Ballinaboola
The Final Word (5g Getaway – Lady Ben, by Beneficial) produced a smart debut performance to win Sunday’s five-year-old feldings maiden at Ballinaboola.
The Sean Doyle-trained newcomer was ridden to track the leaders by Jamie Scallan and was asked for an effort with three fences left to jump. He began to battle with another rival from two out, with the pair rallying neck-and-neck approaching the final fence. The Final Word dug deep to lead by a neck on the line.
The son of Getaway becomes the first winner bred by Noel Fenton out of Lady Ben, who has a four-year-old full-brother to the winner yet to run.