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Sit Down Lucy

Sit Down Lucy put up a good performance to finish third in the two-and-a-half-mile handicap chase at Wexford last Friday. Prominent from early along the inside, she travelled nicely to the end of the back straight final time for Sean Flanagan, and she picked up well around the home turn to challenge the leader Take All. She jumped the second last flight in a share of the lead and, while she couldn’t get past Take All or Snugsborough Hall, she kept on well to finish a close-up third behind them, with the first three clear of their rivals.

This was a really encouraging run by Peter Fahey’s mare. It was her first run since she finished well behind Kilcruit in the big EMS Copiers Novices’ Handicap Chase at the Punchestown Festival in April, and it was probably her best performance since she won her beginners’ chase at Galway last September. She is two for two at Galway, she won a handicap hurdle at the Festival last year too, and it would obviously not be surprising if her astute trainer has had Galway in mind for her for the last 12 months. She has only run in five chases, and there could be more to come from her over fences. Her trainer has his horses in really good form these days too.
Wexford, 7th July 2023