Unbeaten Chaser Kicks Off Smart Double For Getaway
Say Goodbye (6m Getaway - Princess Mairead, by Blueprint) may have earned a step up in class after making it two from two over fences at Limerick on Friday.
Impressive on her chase debut earlier this month, Gordon Elliott’s charge followed similar tactics in the mares chase and raced prominently throughout under Jack Kennedy. Pushed along on the turn for home, she produced a strong challenge at the second last and was ridden to lead on the run-in. She kept on well to beat the favourite, a Grade 3 winner over fences, by half a length.
Speaking after the race, the winning rider said, “She has done it very well again today and did it easily in the end.” Owned by Robcour and bred by William Mangan, Say Goodbye previously earned black-type over hurdles and is a full-sister to Grade 1 chaser The Big Breakaway (Getaway).
At Stratford later that evening, Patanita (4g Getaway - Jesse’s Oscar, by Oscar) backed up his debut point-to-point success with a winning start under rules.
An easy winner at Maisemore Park in March, the Georgina Nicholls-trained bay was sent off favourite to follow up in the bumper under Peter Bryan. He travelled strongly throughout and was full of running in second as they turned for home. Asserting inside the final furlong, he was pushed along to win by a length, with the first two finishing well clear of the field.
The promising son of Getaway was bred by James Browne.