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Natural Look is claimed after gaining fourth win

Natural Look (nearside) and Shane Fitzgerald Natural Look (nearside) and Shane Fitzgerald
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Natural Look recorded a fourth career win when justifying 3/1 favouritism with some ease in the Clonmel Racecourse Supporters Club Claiming Hurdle.

The daughter of Ocovango was pulled up last time in a valuable handicap at the Dublin Racing Festival and appreciated this significant drop in class.

Shane Fitzgerald ’s mount travelled well to challenge at the penultimate flight and was just pushed out on the run-in to beat On Lovers Walk by a length and three-quarters. Routine Excellence was a further three-quarters of a length back in third.

Winning trainer Declan Queally said, “She is rising nine and when you start to think about going to stud and covering them.

“We gave her a break after being pulled up at Leopardstown and I said to David (Needham, owner) would we give somebody a chance to claim her and buy a younger horse.

“To be fair to her she has won four races and been placed ten times. She has been a great mare for us and collected a couple of bonuses along the way as well.

“If she’s claimed she’s claimed and if she’s coming home we’re happy as well.”

Ross O’Sullivan was busy afterwards claiming both Natural Look (11,000) and On Lovers Walk (12,000).

About Alan Magee
Alan has worked in the racing industry for well over 30 years including with the Sporting Life, Turform and Irish Racing Services. He took up his current role as Irish Racing Team Leader with the Press Association in 2013. He has a keen interest in most sports and plays golf.