THE progressive Doitforandrew has come back strong from a three-month break as he made it two wins in as many weeks on the Polytrack with an utterly dominant display in the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Median Auction Race.

Jake Coen claimed a valuable 7lbs off the son of Ribchester, who is trained by his uncle Andrew Slattery, and the pair enjoyed a most straightforward success. The 7/2 chance strode to the head of the field with well over a furlong to run and then stormed clear to score by five and a half lengths.

“We refused an offer for him during the week and I’m glad we did,” remarked the winning trainer. “He showed a lot early on and then he lost his way a bit and we gelded him. He was gone a bit free but has settled down now. He’s obviously an improving horse and going the right way.”

There was a similarly easy winner on show in the opening five-furlong maiden as Jarvis justified his position as the overwhelming 1/8 favourite.

After reaching the frame in five of his 10 previous starts, the Ger Lyons-trained son of Profitable enjoyed a smooth success from the front under Colin Keane. He only needed to be driven out to defeat Ano Syra by two and a half lengths.

Jarvis could be back for a winner’s event over the minimum distance at Dundalk’s final meeting of the year on December 17th.

Raamez reels them in for Elliott and Ewing

GORDON Elliott successfully transferred his attention to the winter series at Dundalk as Raamez landed the extended 10-furlong handicap.

After running a creditable second at Laytown a month previously, the Kieron Gammell-owned son of Sea The Stars took a step forward to win for the first time since arriving in Ireland. Sam Ewing sat close to a steady pace on the 16/1 shot who picked up smartly over the last furlong and a half to win by a length and a half and spring a minor surprise.

“He’s always shown us that he’s better than what we’ve seen on the track. He likes nice ground and handled this surface well and we might keep him going up here for a while before he goes back jumping,” commented Elliott.

Prior to Raamez springing a mild surprise there was a 20/1 winner on show in the 45-75 rated mile handicap, for horses who had never won a race, as Michael Halford’s Wychwood Whisper came good under Niall McCullagh.

The Michael Enright-owned and bred daughter of Belardo got on top inside the distance to defeat Eagle Terrace by half a length on just his fourth career start.

“She handled the surface and now that she’s got her head in front she should be able to progress from there. I’d say that’s a good trip for her and we will keep going with her,” declared Halford.

The Royal Ascot-winning pair of Gavin Cromwell and Gary Carroll struck gold with Pepsiwithacap in the seven-furlong nursery.

Rather than being posted wide from a stall eight draw, Gary Carroll took the decision to drop in and the 14/1 shot rewarded his faith by getting on top over the course of the last furlong to score by three-parts of a length from Satin

Snake. This daughter of Dawn Approach, who wears the colours of the Pepsiwithacap Syndicate, appeals as one that can progress further over the winter.

A day to remember for Sean Bowen

IT was a day to cherish for 16-year-old jockey Sean Bowen who got off the mark on just his fifth ride when Ajax Tavern (14/1) won the seven-furlong claimer just over a month after being picked up for 5,000gns by Denis Hogan at the Autumn Horses-In-Training Sale.

A nephew of famed National Hunt producer and hotelier John Nallen, Bowen had previously notched up a number of wins on the pony racing circuit. The transition year student certainly looked the part here as he got the Premier Racing Club-owned four-year-old home in front by three and a quarter lengths. Ger O’Leary claimed the winner for €8,000 while Noel Kelly picked up the sixth-placed House Of Kings for €5,000.

Owner-trainer Seamus O’Donnell sent out Theriverrunsdeep (3/1) to make it two wins from her last three starts in the BetVictor-sponsored 45-65 rated handicap over six furlongs. Paddy Harnett’s mount was in command inside the last furlong as she got home by a length and a quarter.

“The extra furlong definitely made a massive difference. She won well and Seamus has done a right job with her. Hopefully there is another race or two in her if the handicapper is not too hard on her,” remarked the winning rider.