The progressive Pure Nature made it two wins from two starts at Dundalk under an impressive ride from young Adam Farragher on Friday, October 30.
Expertly and patiently guided by Ado McGuinness the Phoenix Thoroughbreds owned filly has now won two of her last three starts and took victory in a manner to suggest the winning run might not be coming to an end just yet. The daughter of Dansili took seven attempts to get off the mark but is now flourishing in the latter part of the season.
While the training plaudits rightly go to McGuinness and his team much of the credit for three-year-old’s latest trip to the winner’s enclosure must go to her rider. Where some apprentice jockeys may have panicked when she fell out of the stalls and the original the gameplan had to be thrown out, Farragher kept his head. Allowing his mount to settle into the mile and a half contest with just one behind, he seemed to have ice running through his veins, only making his move in the home straight. In traffic for most of the journey, he switched to the inside rail and Pure Nature gave him every help as she powered home to score by a length.
“That was a great ride from Adam tonight,” Said Phoenix Thoroughbreds European representative Jamie Watson. He showed what a top young talent he is after what could have been a disastrous start. He deserves plenty of praise for a riding a great race.”
“As for Pure Nature, she’s getting better with every run. Ado and his team have been very patient with her and that approach is paying off now. I suspect the handicapper will have his say after that but the way she’s developing I’d be confident, there is more to come. If she stays on this path, I can see no reason why we can’t start looking at targetting a valuable prize down the line. That said she could make someone a smart juvenle hurdler one day.”