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Son of Rest wins Junefest Premier Handicap

June 10, 2017

Son Of Rest put up a fine weight-carrying performance to take the featured €50,000 Junefest Handicap at the Curragh.

The son of Pivotal handled soft ground well when opening his account in a Cork maiden earlier this season, and the testing conditions again here certainly proved to his liking.

The 4/1 favourite travelled sweetly to challenge the front-running Patuano over a furlong out, and asserted under Chris Hayes inside the final 100 yards to score by a length and three quarters.

The remainder of the 11 runners were well strung out behind, with Idyllic Acrylic a further four and a half lengths away in third.

Winning trainer Fozzy Stack said, “That’s his job — sprinting. It probably won’t be soft enough at Ascot so he could go for the six-furlong Listed race (Belgrave Stakes) at the Curragh on Derby weekend.”

 

 

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