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Alan Magee

Alan Magee

Umneyaat gains reward for her consistency

Umneyaat (centre) and Oisin OrrUmneyaat (centre) and Oisin Orr
© Photo Healy Racing

Umneyaat ended a sequence of placed efforts to gain an important winning bracket in the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Maiden at Ballinrobe.

Trained by Dermot Weld for Shadwell, the Dansili filly is from a family that the master of Rosewell House has done well with in the past as she is out of an unraced sister to Group 2 winner Tarfasha.

The 4/7 favourite wasn’t beaten far by subsequent impressive Royal Ascot winner Create Belief at the Curragh last month and took advantage of a good opportunity here.

Oisin Orr’s mount headed the front-running Optimistic Belief inside the final furlong and was driven out to score by half a length. Manwal belied odds of 66/1 when coming home best to take the runner-up spot with Lusaka a length and a quarter away in third.

Orr said, "She has the cheek-pieces on to keep her going forward and she was always doing enough.

"She travelled very well but I probably hit the front plenty soon enough. She’s got the job done now anyway and that’s the main thing.”

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