Special Agent Murphy
A surge of money for Agent Muprhy before the off saw Brian Meehan’s charge go from 5/1 to 11/4 and win cosily in the Group 2 Geoffrey Freer Stakes at Newbury this afternoon.
Travelling sweetly to the closing stages and Jimmy Fortune pressing the accelerator with two furlongs to go it was a classy turn off foot that put the race to bed quickly with Windshear the only one to briefly mount a challenge in second.
Red Cadeaux ran well enough in third with poor runs from Romsdal, the 9/4f, Pallasator who was sent off at 4/1 and also Ayrad finishing out the back of the field.
Winning trainer Meehan “He was always going to get further and I am very pleased with him. The ground is drying out all the time, but he has improved so much and it is great to have Jimmy win a Group Three for us. I think he is growing up and maturing. He is a late developer, but he looked like a Group Two horse today that is going to get better.
“The Irish St Leger has always been the long-term plan and this was the perfect race for it.
Jimmy Fortune who steered the winner home in good style “He travelled really well and it was never in doubt really. He is a horse on the up and is constantly improving. The Irish St Leger will be ideal for him.”
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