Talented Getaway Mare Impresses In Chase Debut
Black-type hurdler Say Goodbye (6m Getaway - Princess Mairead, by Blueprint) made an impressive start to her chasing career on Sunday when bolting up by ten lengths at Killarney.
Gordon Elliott’s charge was sent off joint-favourite for the Mares’ Beginners Chase and raced prominently throughout the two and a half mile contest. Making smooth headway to lead at the third last, she drew clear approaching the final fence and was ridden out on the run-in by Jack Kennedy.
“She put in a great round of jumping the whole way and never missed a beat,” Kennedy later said. “She is a big mare, jumps well and goes on most ground.”
Owned by Robcour, Say Goodbye was Listed-placed over hurdles and picked up valuable prize money in a Grade B at the Dublin Racing Festival. The daughter of Getaway was bred by William Mangan and sold for €125,000 as a three-year-old. She has since gained extra value thanks to her full-brother The Big Breakaway (Getaway), who has been placed in two Grade 1 chases.