Mahler Mare Produces Smart Debut Performance
Emma Blue (4m Mahler - Rhapsody In Blue, by Winged Love) produced a fine round of jumping to make a winning debut in Saturday’s Four-Year-Old Mares’ Maiden at Ballingarry.
Owned and trained by Harley Dunne, the bay chased the leaders under Tiernan Roche and was asked to quicken from the second last. Leading before the final fence, she kept on well to win by three lengths, as the runner-up drew eight lengths clear of the field.
The promising daughter of Mahler was bred by George Blackburn out of black-type stayer Rhapsody In Blue, herself a half-sister to Norse Dancer.