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  • 19:00 Irish Stallion Farms E.B.F. Brownstown Stakes 7f

  • (Fillies' Group 3) €77,500 added 3yo+ 9 ran
  • Winner €50,375 2nd €14,726 3rd €6,975 4th €2,325
  • Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf
    Weighed In
  • Winning time: 1m 29.17s
  • Off time: 19:02:54

Fiesolana completed a hat-trick in the Brownstown Stakes

Last Updated: 03/07/13 7:40pm

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Fiesolana: Completed a hat-trick

Fiesolana: Completed a hat-trick

The progressive Fiesolana (5/1) completed a hat-trick in the Group Three Irish Stallion Farms E.B.F. Brownstown Stakes at Fairyhouse.

Willie McCreery's four year old has been in sensational form this season, finishing second on her reappearance before winning a valuable Curragh handicap over a mile and a six furlong Leopardstown Group Three.

She had to carry a penalty for the latter success in this seven furlong contest but proved up to the task as she repelled a determined challenge from the well backed favourite Along Came Casey.

Always well placed behind the front-running English raider Sentaril, the daughter of Aussie Rules showed a decent turn of foot to take a couple of lengths out of the field and that tactical pace proved crucial.

Dermot Weld's market leader responded to strong pressure from Pat Smullen and gradually clawed back the deficit inside the final furlong but the line came too soon and she finished a head adrift with Snow Queen back in third.

Winning jockey Billy Lee told At The Races: "She travelled well into the race and when she picked up, she picked up well. I thought Pat (Smullen) had me but she had a bit left in the locker and she kept just pulling out enough.

"She has a bit of class so I suppose it shines through when she changes trip. She won under a penalty and she won with a bit in hand, she's done everything easy and carried me to the front; I didn't want to hit the front too soon but she carried me there so I just had to keep her going forward. She could be a good performer later in the season."

McCreery added: "She's just a non-nonsense mare. She keeps doing it and that's another step up on ground that she wouldn't be keen on.

"I said to Billy to take his time on her and he gave her a lovely ride. He said she was doing nothing in front and when the other horse came to her she went on again. I've not got any future plan in mind for her."

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