Faraah lost her maiden tag in Fairyhouse this evening by winning the Flat Finale Handicap under Ronan Whelan for Phoenix Thoroughbred Ltd.

Settled in mid-division early, she made her move under Ronan to close over 2 furlongs out and battled on gamely inside the final furlong to beat the Ciaran Murphy trained Manhattan Dandy.

Speaking afterwards, Ado said “She’s been consistent. I thought the ground was going to be a little bit quick for her. Ronny was kicking himself the last day he rode her and she’d been unlucky previous to that. He gave her a super ride, something to aim at and she just got there. I was delighted and Ronan has done that on a few occasions for me over the past few weeks.

It’s job done but we’ll kick on with her and try and find something similar. She’s in again at Dundalk on Friday night.”