Young Maynooth Jockey Vanessa Maye rode her first career win onboard ‘Geological’ in the ‘Book your Christmas party at Dundalk 7f handicap’ at Dundalk Stadium tonight.
The victory was one of the most popular on the night as ‘Geological’ won on his 100th career start and 55th (5wins) at the County Louth track, giving Maye her first victory.
Maye got the eventual 22/1 winner to the front one furlong in and found herself two lengths clear with two furlongs remaining, before extending that advantage and though they were slightly reeled in close to home, they held on well.
‘Geological’ has a habit of giving jockeys their first career win, with 10lb claimer Maye the 3rd jockey to benefit from the Damian English trained legend crossing the line with its nose in front.
English gave his reasons for booking the highly rated Maye; “We thought her 10lb claim would come in handy and he’s won twice before for girls so we thought we’d give it a go. That’s the third jockey he’s given a first winner to as well”
The former Scoil Choca Naofa and Scoil Dara Kilcock student, who works out of Jack Davison’s yard in Dunboyne has a very promising future.