Harrington keeps ball rolling

Brother bear ridden by Colm O'Donoghue wins the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Maiden at Leopardstown

A round-up of the rest of the action from Leopardstown on Sunday as Jessica Harrington's fine run of form continued.

Jessica Harrington will head to Royal Ascot with Brother Bear after he made an impressive winning debut at Leopardstown

The two-year-old Kodiac colt was a 9/1 chance for the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Maiden and was two lengths too sharp for Sioux Nation in the hands of Colm O'Donoghue.

Harrington said: "He's been smart in all his home-work.

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"Colm said he was a bit green jumping out but he got up to them easy and took a couple of blows and he was very happy with him.

"He loved the ground. He really floated on it and Colm said it's proper quick ground.

"Royal Ascot definitely beckons. What we go for I'm not sure yet but we'll see.

"He's up there with the best of my two-year-olds. He did a bit of growing about four weeks ago and we backed off him before winding him up again.

"I suppose he'll end up getting seven (furlongs). He's very relaxed and is a straightforward colt."

Harrington and O'Donoghue swiftly doubled up as Pincheck (5/2) recorded a narrow success in the Mortons Coaches Maiden.

The trainer said: "Colm gave him a bit of time and then he got stopped on his first run but he got going again. He's a beautiful, big horse."

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