Make A Challenge Second Stakes win in a week

Make A Challenge Second Stakes win in a week

30th Aug 2020

Make A Challenge, son of Invincible Spirit won the Abergwan Stakes at Navan Racecourse yesterday, his second Stakes win in a week after landing the Curragh Sprint Stakes just seven days previous for Trainer Denis Hogan, Jockey Joe Doyle and Owners MG Hogan, Walter O’ Connor & James Joseph Reilly.


Racing Post analysis; Make A Challenge won this much easier than the margin suggests. He got a little bit upset in the stalls, a characteristic he showed in his younger days, and was slowly away as a result. He was able to make the ground up pretty effortlessly and tanked to the lead with a furlong to race. He picked up well enough when asked to go and win his race and was well on top at the line. This will tee him up nicely for bigger and better targets, with the Group 1 Flying Five at the Curragh the most likely next destination. He certainly appears to be the best of the Irish sprinters, especially on this ground.


Jockey Joe Doyle commented post race ‘He was as good as ever there. He got a bit upset in the stalls and it resulted in him jumping a bit slow. It made no odds in the end and I didn’t have to be too hard on him. Today was all about getting a blow into him ahead of the Flying Five so it’s all systems go an we’re looking forward to it’.
We look forward to seeing him on Champions Weekend at the Curragh!

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