QEETHAARA WINS HANDILY ON DUNDALK'S POLYTRACK
Allan purchase follows same owner/trainer successes of Azana + Hampshire
19th Sep 2008
QEETHAARA - an Allan Bloodlines purchase for very supportive client Billy Coleman - won handily at Dundalk this afternoon.
Trainer Pat Fahy had setttled on the mile as this nicely bred filly's best trip but had encountered Heavy ground at the first attempt. This polytrack surface suited the USA bred far better and, with a copybook ride from Pat Smullen, QUEETHAARA tracked the leader and smoothly ran on to win by two lengths from an Aiden O'Brien Sadler's Wells filly. Pat Fahy has been successful in the same colours with QEETHAARA, HAMPSHIRE and AZANA, all Allan purchases.
Bought by David Allan for 10,000 guineas as an unraced 3 year old, the grey QEETHAARA had old lacerations from an encounter with barbed wire, but all had been superficial and Mr Coleman bravely responded to Allan's recommendation.