Pure Nature could run again as early as Thursday after getting off the mark with an impressive win at Dundalk on Friday, September 25.
The result also delivered a first Phoenix Thoroughbreds owned winner trained by one of the riding forces in Irish Racing in Ado McGuinness. And it was a night to remember for the trainer who earlier in the evening had saddled his first, of no doubt many, Group winner.
Despite having only been beaten by a potentially good type last time out Pure Nature remained largely neglected in the betting. From her wide draw jockey Gavin Ryan eased his mount into the one and a half mile handicap and had her settled into a nice rhythm in fifth place. Still travelling within herself around the turn Ryan just gave her a bit of reign so she could draw on terms with the leaders. In the straight, she angled out and proved to have plenty left as the daughter of Dansili moved powerfully away to claim a comfortable success.
“It’s capped off a great night for us,” said Ado McGuinness.
“She had a very good run the last day in Cork, when she finished second to Noel Meade’s horse. I was speaking to Noel after and he thought his was a nice horse.
“I knew she’d improve and like this surface. She’s in again on Thursday and I’d say we’re going to have to run her as I’d say the handicapper isn’t going to be too kind to her.
“I think potentially she could make a very nice juvenile hurdler. She’s a nice filly and is improving all the time, I like this filly.”