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  • 14:05 Wkd Core Hurdle 2m

  • (grade 2) €50,000 added 4yo+ 6 ran
  • Winner €32,500 2nd €10,000 3rd €5,000 4th €2,000
  • Going: Yielding (Soft in places on the Hurdle Course)
  • Surface: Turf
    Weighed In
  • Winning time: 4m 10.00s
  • Off time: 14:05:20

Gimli's shocks Down Royal rivals

Harrington charge beats more fancied rivals

Last Updated: 05/11/10 4:59pm

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Jessica Harrington: Scored wtih Gimli's Rock at Down Royal

Jessica Harrington: Scored wtih Gimli's Rock at Down Royal

There was an upset in the Grade 2 WKD Core Hurdle at Down Royal on Friday as the 10/1 shot Gimli's Rock got the better of some highly-regarded types.

And the likes of Luska Lad, Blackstairmountain and Summit Meeting could not even manage second, which went to Der Spieler (25/1).

Luska Lad was left in front five out when Magnum Force unseated but the Jessica Harrington-trained winner loomed up in the straight.

He took control at the second flight from the finish and kept on well to make it three wins from his last five starts under both codes, by four lengths.

"Gimli's Rock will have a break now and may then go for the Red Mills Hurdle at Gowran next in the New Year," said Harrington.

"He has improved so much recently."

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