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  • 15:40 Moyglare Stud Stakes 7f

  • (Fillies' Group 1) €300,000 added 2yo 9 ran
  • Winner €174,000 2nd €57,000 3rd €27,000 4th €9,000
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf
    Weighed In
  • Winning time: 1m 28.48s
  • Off time: 15:41:46

Ballydoyle beaten as Minding wins Moyglare Stud Stakes at the Curragh

Last Updated: 13/09/15 4:28pm

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Minding lowered the colours of Ballydoyle

Minding lowered the colours of Ballydoyle

Minding overturned her highly-regarded and better fancied Aidan O'Brien stablemate Ballydoyle to grab Group One glory in the Moyglare Stud Stakes at the Curragh.

Joseph O'Brien tried to make all the running over the seven furlongs and looked like doing so until Minding (15-2) ranged up alongside to lead in the final half-furlong.

Minding galloped on strongly for Seamie Heffernan as she got revenge on 5-4 favourite Ballydoyle who had beaten her two lengths in the Debutante Stakes over the course and distance three weeks ago.

Alice Springs (20-1) was third to complete a clean sweep for the O'Brien contingent.

O'Brien said: "We always thought Joseph's filly (Ballydoyle) was very good but we weren't sure about the ground as she's a beautiful mover. She ran a very good race.

"We knew Seamie's filly (Minding) would handle it as her dam (Lillie Langtry) handled it well. It was always a possibility it would happen as we thought she had improved and she did. She got the trip well.

"I'm delighted with all three fillies. Seamie gave his a lovely, patient ride, Joseph rolled along and Michael (Hussey, Alice Springs) gave his a lovely ride also.

"The winner could be there for the Fillies' Mile (Newmarket on October 9) or something like that. She's had a break so hopefully will see out the rest of the year.

"We let Ballydoyle take her chance on the ground so we would know for next year if she handles it. She didn't run badly and the winner is a good filly.

"The third filly (Alice Springs) looked very good winning here first time and then was a little keen. We knew when she started to do things right she'd come into it."

Heffernan said: "She's a lovely filly, very straightforward. I was going easy all the way. The ground probably brought my filly into it.

"It's a funny game, if I was given the choice I wouldn't have ridden the winner!"

Sky Bet cut the winner to 9/1 from 25s for the Qipco 1000 Guineas while pushing the runner-up out by a point to 8/1.

The Leeds firm also eased Ballydoyle to 12/1 from 10s for the Investec Oaks for which they make Minding a 10/1 chance from 25s.

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