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  • Stuc On Target In Irish Lincolnshire

www.thetote.com Irish Lincolnshire (Premier Handicap) 1m

  • (4yo+, 1m, 21 runners)
  • Winner €60,000 2nd €19,000 3rd €9,000 4th €3,000 5th €2,000 6th €1,000
  • Going: Soft to Heavy
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 1m 49.30s
  • Off time: 16:40:31
  • Last Updated: March 23 2014, 17:33 GMT

Dermot Weld and Pat Smullen landed a big-race double at the Curragh as Stuccodor ground out victory in the www.thetote.com Irish Lincolnshire.

Pat Smullen enjoyed more Curragh success on Stuccodor
Pat Smullen enjoyed more Curragh success on Stuccodor

The in-form pair struck earlier on the card when Vote Often won the Group Three Park Express Stakes and Stuccodor made no mistake just an hour later.

Despite carrying plenty of weight, the five-year-old was the 11/2 favourite for the fiercely-competitive handicap following a couple of decent efforts over hurdles.

Pat Shanahan's That's Plenty travelled strongly against the stands rail, but Stuccodor dug deep in the closing stages to get up and take the valuable prize by three-quarters of a length.

Canary Row and Bold Thady Quill finished third and fourth respectively, with the sole British-trained runner, Richard Fahey's Lord Aeryn, fifth.

Weld was full of praise for the winning jockey, saying: "He's been a very consistent horse for us and it was a very good ride from Pat.

"He was touched off by a stable companion at Galway last year, so he deserved to win a big pot and he's effective on that ground.

"He'll go back over hurdles later in the year."

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