Hint Of A Tint wins Tote Irish Cambridgeshire
August 30, 2015
Hint Of A Tint followed up on her win in the Tote Mile at Galway as she landed the Tote Irish Cambridgeshire to provide her jockey Fran Berry with a quick double (won the previous contest on Bocca Baciata).
The five-year-old daughter of Danehill Dancer landed a gamble to win at Galway and she didn’t go unsupported today.
Available at 16/1 last night she opened on-course at 11’s before going off a 10/1 chance in the colours of Sue-Ann Foley (nee McManus).
The Jessica Harringtontrained Bocca Baciataran out an impressive winner of the Group Three Dance Design Fillies Stakes.
The daughter of Big Bad Bob beat both Pleascach and Diamondsandrubies in the Salsabil Stakes at Navan in April before finishing fifth in the Irish Guineas.
She disappointed at Royal Ascot on her next start before finished an unlucky in running third to Wedding Vow on her last start in the Kilboy Estate Stakes over the course and distance at the Curragh.
Sent off the 11/4 favourite today she was settled towards rear by Fran Berry.
She travelled strongly into contention from over two furlongs out and hit the front with over a furlong left to race, keeping on strongly when ridden, going on to score by four lengths.
Easter (15/2) kept on to take second under Joseph O’Brien for his father Aidan whileBrooch (10/3) was a further neck back in third under Pat Smullen for Dermot Weld.
Jessica Harrington said afterwards: “I’m delighted to have her back as we were having a little bit of a difficult summer with her.
“Fran said she felt like she did in Navan today. She likes that ground. I haven’t made any plans and it’s all about the ground.
“She’s in the Blandford Stakes here and may come back if the ground is okay but wouldn’t if there was any mention of firm
Jim Bolger-trained Smash Williams confirmed himself as a class act when quickening up smartly to land the Round Tower Stakes at the Curragh today.
Kevin Manning tracked the leaders on the 6/5 shot before asking him to hit the front a furlong-and-a-half from home and he soon settled matters.
Rockaway Valley came through to give chase inside the final furlong but never looked like pegging back the winner, who recorded a length-and-three-quarters victory.
The winner had made a big impression when running out a wide margin winner of his maiden at the track just last Saturday.
“That was just as good as last week. He’s a quick horse and settled the issue very quickly,” said Bolger.
When asked if the Middle Park could be a target he responded:- “Maybe not the Middle Park just yet. He might not be ready to take on the more experienced horses yet.
“I don’t have an alternative as he’s only come on the scene very recently and I’m a slow thinker! I need time to work it out.
“I’d say seven wouldn’t matter to him but I’d prefer to go six or seven rather than a mile right away even though he’ll probably get a mile in time.
“I wasn’t sure if he would handle soft ground so it looks now as if he’ll go on any ground.
“I have a new partner in him (Military Syndicate). I had a two-year-old for them a couple of seasons ago, Renaissance Art, who went on to do well in Hong Kong.”
Paddy Power have introduced the winner at 25/1 for the 2016 2,000 Guineas