Umneyaat (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.”
(AM & EM)