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Lady Lunette

Lady Lunette ran out an impressive winner of the fillies’ one-mile maiden at Gowran Park last Saturday.  She always travelled well through her race for Dylan Browne McMonagle, up on the outside and fifth or sixth of the 10 runners.  Taken wide into the home straight she travelled well to the two-furlong marker, where she hit the front and collided with a rival on her inside.  That didn’t halt her momentum though, she picked up nicely on the run to the furlong marker and she came right away from runner-up Muharar’s Girl inside the final 200 yards, and Muharar’s Girl finished well clear of the rest.

This was Ray Cody’s filly’s sixth run, and it was her best yet.  She is a strong, strapping filly, and she impressed with the attitude that she showed, and the strength with which she finished off her race, despite still showing signs of greenness.  Unraced as a juvenile last season, she only just failed to get up in a one-mile fillies’ handicap at Limerick on her previous run, when she did well to get as close as she did off a sedate pace. She made no mistake at Gowran Park though. She handled the soft ground well too, and that augurs well for the remainder of the season. The handicapper raised her by 12lb to a mark of 84, but she could be up to a mark of that magnitude.  She holds an entry in a fillies’ handicap at The Curragh on Sunday, and she will be of interest if she lines up in that, but she will be of interest wherever she goes next.
Gowran Park, 29th July 2023