Brian The Snail has magic touch
News of the action from Pontefract where the Richard Fahey trained Brian The Snail justified favouritism on his debut
Richard Fahey, trainer of Brian The Snail
Brian The Snail justified favouritism on his debut with a likeable success in the Book Your 17th October totepool Package Median Auction Maiden Stakes at Pontefract.
Named after a character in the Magic Roundabout like his sire Zebedee, the Richard Fahey-trained youngster was certainly no slow coach as he came late into the race to claim victory.
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Delivered with a patient and well-timed run by Tony Hamilton, the 2-1 market leader got up in the last 100 yards to nail Father McKenzie by a length.
Dundunah, who had made much of the running, was two and a half lengths away in third place.
"This horse is such a gent and is so laid-back it took Tony a long time to pull him up," said Fahey's assistant, Robin O'Ryan.
"He's been big and backward, so we've been in no rush with him. He's got a lot to learn and there's plenty of improvement in him."
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