Alfred Munnings impresses in winning debut at Leopardstown
Alfred Munnings looked every inch a top-class prospect with a most impressive winning debut at Leopardstown on Friday evening.
Bred to be good as a Dubawi half-brother to the brilliant Snowfall, the Aidan O’Brien-trained colt was sent off at 8-11 in the hands of Ryan Moore for the seven-furlong Irish Stallion Farms EBF Maiden.
Settled just behind early leader Our Boy Wes, Moore wound up his mount from two out and once engaging top gear he fairly rocketed clear, scoring by four and a half lengths from Donnacha O’Brien’s Segomo.
Stable representative Chris Armstrong said: “Aidan was very happy with that and the plan is to go for the Chesham.
“He was very professional, he knew his job and delivered on the promise he’s shown so far.
“He’s a good mover and has the pedigree behind him. Fingers crossed now he has a good chance in the Chesham.
“Donnacha’s horse ran a nice race in second and he likes him. Hopefully it’s a proper maiden and he’s won it very impressively.”
Subscribe or register today to discover more from DonegalLive.ie
Buy the e-paper of the Donegal Democrat, Donegal People's Press, Donegal Post and Inish Times here for instant access to Donegal's premier news titles.
Keep up with the latest news from Donegal with our daily newsletter featuring the most important stories of the day delivered to your inbox every evening at 5pm.