SACRED BRIDGE kept her unbeaten record intact when landing a Group 3 contest at the Curragh in good style. There looks more to come from Ger Lyons’ filly and she’s preferred to the other Irish raiders Tenebrism and Velocidad. Zain Claudette beat previous Group 2 winner Sandrine in the Lowther Stakes at York last month and Desert Dreamer has a bit to find with the latter pair but Flotus took a step forward to land a Listed race at Ripon. Corazon beat Illustrating over 5f at Longchamp two runs ago but the French raider Have A Good Day is preferred over today’s trip. Eve Lodge improved to pick up a Group 3 sprint on the all-weather last time nut has more on her plate here.
Corazon (IRE) 11-1 (8-12) Traced leader centre, ridden to lead overall approaching final furlong, headed towards finish, 3rd of 11, 1/2l behind Caturra (9-1) at Doncaster 5f Grp 2 stks (1) gf in Sep.
Desert Dreamer 5-1 (9-0) Close up, ridden to lead entering final furlong, headed inside final furlong, held when saddle slipped close home, 3rd of 10, 3l behind Zain Claudette (9-0) at York 6f Grp 2 fll stks (1) gd in Aug.
Eve Lodge 16-1 (8-12) Tracked leaders, travelled strongly and ridden at 2f, kept on and ran on well to lead inside final furlong, won cosily, won at Kempton 6f Grp 3 stks (1) pol in Sep beating Wings Of War (9-1) by 1l, 7 ran.
Flotus (IRE) 6-1 (8-12) Made all, two lengths clear 3f out, drew clear over 1f out, ran on well, easily, won at Ripon 6f lst stks (1) gd in Aug beating Hellomydarlin (8-12) by 4 1/2l, 11 ran.
Guilded (IRE) 1-3fav (9-0) Tracked leader, shaken up and led over 1f out, briefly ridden, pushed out inside last, comfortably, won at Beverley 5f fll stks (5) gd in Sep beating Dreams Of Thunder (9-0) by 5l, 7 ran.
Have A Good Day (IRE) 28-1 (8-10) Chased leader,led 2f out,hard ridden final furlong, one paced, 6th of 14, 2 1/2l behind Perfect Power (8-13) at Deauville 6f Grp 1 stks gs in Aug.
Illustrating 2-1 (8-10) Mid-division, headway from 2f out,stayed on well, 3rd of 11, 1/4l behind Corazon (8-10) at ParisLongchamp 5f Grp 3 gd in Sep.
Sacred Bridge 15-8fav (9-2) Tracked leaders, closer in 2nd halfway, disputed travelling well 2f out, ridden to lead 1 1/2f out, kept on strongly to assert inside final furlong, impressive, won at Curragh 6f Grp 3 stks (1) gd in Aug beating Geocentric (9-2) by 3 3/4l, 12 ran.
Sandrine 6-5fav (9-3) Dwelt towards rear, ridden and headway approaching final furlong, chased winner inside final furlong, no impression close home, 2nd of 10, 1l behind Zain Claudette (9-0) at York 6f Grp 2 fll stks (1) gd in Aug.
Tenebrism (USA) 7-2fav (9-2) Held up, pushed along over 2f out, 9th under 2f out, ridden and good headway over 1f out where edged left, led final 150 yards, kept on strongly, eased close home, comfortably, won at Naas 5f mdn sft in Mar beating Gaire Os Ard (9-2) by 3 3/4l, 9 ran.
Thunder Love 33-1 (8-12) Close up, not clear run and hampered approaching final furlong, pushed along and ran on towards finish, 5th of 11, 2 1/4l behind Caturra (9-1) at Doncaster 5f Grp 2 stks (1) gf in Sep.
Zain Claudette (IRE) 6-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, led inside final furlong, ran on, won at York 6f Grp 2 fll stks (1) gd in Aug beating Sandrine (9-3) by 1l, 10 ran.
Velocidad 10-1 (8-10) Mid-division, effort 2f out, eased when beaten, 11th of 14, 9 3/4l behind Perfect Power (8-13) at Deauville 6f Grp 1 stks gs in Aug.