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Saturday 22 September 2018

Fahey clan can claim winners

FORMIDABLE: Invincible Queen can score for trainer Mark Fahey. Photo: racingpost.com
FORMIDABLE: Invincible Queen can score for trainer Mark Fahey. Photo: racingpost.com

Sligo won't be able to grab many column inches in the shadow of Royal Ascot's opening day, but it might well be a very memorable evening for the Fahey family from Monastevin.

Five members of the family hold licences and three of them will make the journey to the Yeats County this evening with live chances of winners.

Jarlath Fahey was among the winners at Cork on Sunday with victory in the Cork Derby and he might have the right candidate to take the opening claimer this evening.

Fahey has put The Lords Walk (5.50) in for a claiming price of €8,000 in the first race on the card. A repeat of his recent efforts at Tipperary or Gowran Park could be enough to see him get back to winning ways.

Each of the Faheys would be renowned as being shrewd among the training ranks and Jarlath's nephew Mark might well be able to see him off in the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Fillies Handicap.

In this seven-furlong contest Jarlath will saddle Clonville, who was third at Limerick on Saturday, but Mark's Invincible Queen (6.50) was unlucky to bump into Pedisnap at Navan and looks to be off a winnable mark with Conor Hoban booked to ride.

Potentially completing a memorable Fahey treble on the card will be Zoffanyia (8.50) in the concluding 1m2f maiden for Seamus Fahey, who saddled the daughter of Zoffany to be second in a Listowel maiden earlier this month and can go one better if Dermot Weld's newcomer Navajo Bridge needs a run.

Elsewhere on the card, Gordon Elliott's Monkeylou (6.20) should make a winning start to the season.

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