Harry’s Bar claimed his fifteenth career success (eighth at Dundalk) on Friday night last when claiming the Gateway Hotel Dundalk Race & Stay Race under our apprentice Cian MacRedmond.
The 8yo Exceed And Excel gelding broke and settled well behind early leaders Hispanic & Arnhem. Cian made his move up the inner 2 furlongs out where he then took the lead at the furlong marker and stayed on gamely to win by a neck from the fast finishing stablemate The Highway Rat.
Speaking afterwards, Ado said “He’s been a great money spinner. I’m delighted with him and Cian gave him a great ride.
A huge thing with him here is that he needs that inside draw as he’s inclined to lug when he’s on the outside, I don’t know why. Cian was very good on him and that’s his third win on him.
Small fields suit him and he’s just so much better on the all-weather than he is on the grass. He has a few little problems but when you can get them ironed out he’s a great horse to have.
He’s been a great horse and we’ll campaign him during the winter. He’s entered in the Mercury Stakes and we’ll bring him back for that.”