First Black Type Winner For Inns Of Court In The Blenheim

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Tally Ho Stud's first-crop sire Inns Of Court (Ire) had an impressive 21 winners on the board prior to Monday's Listed Ballyhane Blenheim S. and one of them Megarry (Ire) became his first black-type winner in that six-furlong Fairyhouse contest. Off the mark at the fourth attempt over this trip at The Curragh last month, the Gavin Cromwell-trained €25,000 Goffs Sportsman's graduate had finished runner-up to another of the sire's progeny in the re-opposing Lia Fail (Ire) in a Navan conditions race Sept. 2.

Away smartly from the widest draw, the 9-1 shot was kept handy by Gary Carroll and mastered the 6-5 favourite Mansa Musa (Ire) (Ten Sovereigns {Ire}) a furlong out en route to a convincing 2 1/4-length success with Lia Fail another 1 1/4 lengths behind in third making it a one-three for the impactful son of Invincible Spirit (Ire).

“He's only coming, this lad,” Carroll said. “Inns Of Court didn't win until the very back-end himself. Every run he's been improving and he was very professional there today. I didn't make enough use of him the last day, I should have won. It was a good run, he's very honest and hopefully he'll step forward again. He'll get seven anyway, I'm not sure about a mile as he's not a slow horse.”


The winner is currently the last known foal out of Highest Praise (GB) (Acclamation {GB}), a daughter of the listed scorer Yarastar (GB) (Cape Cross {Ire}) and granddaughter of the G1 Phoenix S. runner-up Yara (Ire) (Sri Pekan).

BLENHEIM S.-Listed, €40,000, Fairyhouse, 9-18, 2yo, 6fT, 1:16.99, yl.
1–MEGARRY (IRE), 131, c, 2, by Inns Of Court (Ire)
     1st Dam: Highest Praise (GB), by Acclamation (GB)
     2nd Dam: Yarastar (GB), by Cape Cross (Ire)
     3rd Dam: Yara (Ire), by Sri Pekan
1ST BLACK TYPE WIN. (€25,000 Ylg '22 GOFSPT). O-J R Brennan & E Hughes & Kiva Cromwell; B-Highest Praise Syndicate (IRE); T-Gavin Cromwell; J-Gary Carroll. €24,000. Lifetime Record: 6-2-2-0, $52,772.
2–Mansa Musa (Ire), 131, c, 2, Ten Sovereigns (Ire)–Sundiata (GB), by Showcasing (GB). (60,000gns Wlg '21 TADEWE; 55,000gns Ylg '22 TATOCT; €49,383 RNA 2yo '23 GOFFDU). O-Team Valor International LLC & Gary Barber; B-Middlelane Farm (IRE); T-Diego Dias. €8,000.
3–Lia Fail (Ire), 126, f, 2, Inns Of Court (Ire)–Balqaa, by Invasor (Arg).
1ST BLACK TYPE. (€5,000 Ylg '22 GOAUYR). O/T-Michael Mulvany; B-Kelly Equine Services (IRE). €4,000.
Margins: 2 1/4, 1 1/4, 1 1/4. Odds: 9.00, 1.20, 12.00.
Also Ran: Rush Queen (Ire), Matter of Fact (Ire), Verified (Ire), Edwardian.

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