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O'Leary lands second £15,000 bonus

TRAINER Gerard O'Leary became the second recipient of a £15,000 windfall on Friday when his Jolly Snake, who is eligible for both the Racing Post Breeze-Up Bonus and its yearling equivalent, took the opening maiden at Dundalk.

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The son of Elusive City is the second combined bonus winner within two days following Penny's Pearl, who was successful at Newmarket on Thursday.

O'Leary - who owns and trains the colt - secured Jolly Snake through James Donnelly for £20,000 from Lynn Lodge Stud at last month's Goffs Breeze-Up Sale. He was led out unsold at £20,000 at last year's DBS St Leger Sale.

Speaking after the race, O'Leary, who trains ten horses from his base in Kildare, said: "We targeted this race and I'm delighted

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for my head man James Donnelly, whopicked him out at Kempton.

"Eddie O'Leary sold him and he said to me 'he's quick, run him soon and he'll win two bonuses for you.' We might look at the Marble Hill Stakes now."

Bred by M. Wiley in Ireland, he is out of the placed Cape Cross mare Satin Cape.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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