Out Of Friday winner of he Ardmore Handicap at Tramore September 13th. 2023.
Recording his third win of the season and his sixth overall, the Philip Byrne-trained seven-year-old was sent off a 9/4 joint-favourite (touched 4s early) in the colours of owner/breeder Tony Deegan.
Sent off the outsider of the field at 50/1, Influential Lady kept on well to take third, two-and-a-half lengths off the principals.
"He ran a cracker last night and was just beaten," winning rider Sean Bowen commented.
"Philip said that he would run him again today and that he comes out of his runs well. He said that he ate up everything and was 100% after the run yesterday.
"He handled the track well today and stepping up to a mile-and-a-half today probably suited him.
"That's my 29th winner and I have one more to get before my claim goes to 5lb."
Cristal Clere shows a willing attitude to open his account to land the Botanica International Ltd. Maiden for the Sean Bowen and John Nallen team 🥇 pic.twitter.com/KWwAOEcUpI— Dundalk Stadium (@DundalkStadium) December 16, 2022
🗣️"I knew my lad would stay galloping all day."
Sean Bowen talks us through the success of Cristal Clere
Celebrating the first winner of the season with Minella Double 13/11/22
John with his wife Beradine and their son Jack Nallen.
John interviewed by Brian Gleeson telling us the story of how he named Minella Cocooner and Minella Crooner on Wednesday at Punchestown just before the Grade 1 Novice Hurdle
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