Timely win for David Geary

Deo Vero won the Irish EBF Auction Series Maiden at Roscommon. Photo: Roscommon Racecourse/X.

CLARINA trainer David Geary teamed-up with jockey Chris Hayes of Shanagolden to land the Irish EBF Auction Series Maiden with Deo Vero at Roscommon on Monday.

The winner, a first in a while for the low-key county Limerick handler, was returned at odds of  7/2.

Geary, based at Rivermount, told irishracing.com: “I’m delighted with that. I couldn’t have asked for a better day out.”

“I don’t think she’s too bad, she’s been working well at home. I was wondering today if we were going to get going at all, Chris says she’s still a bit green but I’m very happy with that.

“I think there is a winners of one in Leopardstown in the middle of June and we’ll see how that goes. Hopefully the plan is to try and get a bit of black-type.

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“We’ll see how this race works out over time as well.

Meanwhile, Cliona’s Foundation will stage its Annual Inter-Firm Charity Race Day with an attractive National Hunt fixture at Greenmount Park, Patrickswell this Thursday (May 23), 5.25pm onwards.

Michael Lynch is the new manager at Limerick Racecourse.

There is also a National Hunt fixture at Limerick on Thursday of next week, May 30.

Hayes was also in the winners’ enclosure at Roscommon this Monday, scoring with 7/2 shot Deo Vero, trained by David Geary in Clarina.