THERE was a Northern-trained winner at Dundalk last Friday evening when Andy Oliver sent out Paul Hardy’s home-bred Blue Shadow to justify favouritism in the BetVictor Apprentice Handicap in the hands of Siobhan Rutledge.

The four-year-old Hallowed Crown gelding, who was winning for the second time in his career, is the third of three recorded produce, and the only winner to date, out of the US-bred Blue Moonstone (by English Channel) whose Gustav Klimt yearling colt comes up as Lot 785 at Goffs’ Sportsman’s Sale next week.