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Slippy´s Quest (Ireland)

Fawn , born: 05 /1988, hight XX cm, weight 32 kg

Originally raced in Ireland as Tobair Na Bolgam and won a Tralee in 30.66 and 30.46 for 550. He joined Norah McEllistrim in early 1990 and set out impressively on the Wimbledon strength knocking off A1.
He picked up his first NGRC open in 25.22 for 412 at Wimbledon and won in 29.01 (480), and 28,63 in the qualifying first round of the 1990 Mirror Life Derby. Beaten by Greenfield Madam next time out, Slippys then won again in 28.93. He beat Fires Of War in 28.83 in the quarters. In the semis, Slippys (5-4 fav) led to the third bend where he was badly baulked. He finished fifth and was last in the consolation.

A run of defeats with occasional victories followed and it wasn´t until the Laurels that he refound his form He won a first round heat in 27.90, then again in 27.74 and his semi in 28.18. In the final he was bumped and the first and then beaten three and a half by Concentration in 27.75.
He joined Matt O´Donnel in the winter and returned for the 1991 Derby. In the qualifiers he beat Satharn Lady in 28.92 followed by a 28.81 in the first round. Quest won his second round heat in 28.82 (where old rival Concentration turned in the boxes) from Vics Snowdrop. In the quarters he plugged away but went down by a neck to Ballinderry Ash.

For the second year running, he went out in the semis after disputing the lead to the first turn with kennel mate The Other Toss. He led in the consolation (11-10 fav) but faded late into third beaten three quarters by Vics Snowdrop and Satharn Lady. Slippy returned to Ireland to reach the semi finals of the Irish Derby. He equalled the 550 clock at Dundalk and finished his career with a win in the Waterford Crystal Stakes in 29.36 (.20 slow).

Quest´s comrades included sprint open racer Rebels Pride.

Updated: 2000-02-10