Juddmonte Irish Oaks
Grade 1, Curragh 15:45
€500,000 guaranteed,
3yo fillies,
1m 4f, Class 1   
Saturday 16th July 2022

Trainers Quotes

1 Magical Lagoon 5/4F
2 Toy 5/1
3 Cairde Go Deo 6/1
7 ran NR: Emily Upjohn Distances: ½l, 2¾l, ½l
Time: 2m 34.02s (slow by 1.02s)

Jessica Harrington's Ribblesdale Stakes winner Magical Lagoon was made to work hard for her first Group One success with Aidan O’Brien’s Toy pushing her all the way to the line.

Travelling smoothly as she tracked the outsider Show Of Stars who led the field along, it was the 5-4 favourite who loomed large and took over at the two-furlong pole. And she showed all her stamina and battling qualities to first repel eventual third Cairde Go Deo and also win the prolonged duel with the runner-up.

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“It’s wonderful to win one Classic, to get two is absolutely amazing,” said Harrington, who took the Irish 1,000 Guineas with Alpha Centauri in 2018.

“She’s such a game filly, she only does as much as she has to do. She’s just a lovely filly to train for Mr Zhang.

“I kept looking at what was behind her but I knew she’d keep staying, she stayed very well in Ascot. They probably didn’t go as quick as they did in Ascot and she just ran a great race.

“Shane was in the right position and kept going forward. He rode a super race and she kept finding and finding.

“It’s only her third run this year and I’d say she’ll improve again. She’s in the Yorkshire Oaks and after that I haven’t really made a decision.

“I’d love to keep her in training next year. I hope so because Galileo’s progeny improve and her brother was a much better four-year-old than three-year-old.”

When asked how she felt after hearing of the withdrawal of Emily Upjohn on Friday due to travel difficulties, she added: “I was terrified because suddenly I’d become favourite. 

“Before we were the underdogs and I love being the underdog and having a go at them, but it’s worked out great.”

Mathematician Betting

Juddmonte Irish Oaks (Group 1)
€500,000 guaranteed, 3yo only, 1m 4f
7 ran
Going: Good

POS. (DRAW) DIST HORSE AGE WGT TRAINER JOCKEY SP
1 (8)     Magical Lagoon 3 9-2 Mrs John Harrington Shane Foley 5/4F
2 (6)
½ Toy 3 9-2 A P O'Brien Ryan Moore 5/1
3 (3) Cairde Go Deo 3 9-2 G M Lyons Colin Keane 6/1
4 (2)
½ Emily Dickinson 3 9-2 A P O'Brien Seamie Heffernan 13/2
5 (1)
Show Of Stars 3 9-2 P Twomey W J Lee 40/1
6 (5)
¾ Fennela 3 9-2 Mrs John Harrington Chris Hayes 18/1
7 (7)
½ History 3 9-2 A P O'Brien Wayne Lordan 6/1
NR 3 (4) Emily Upjohn 3 9-2 John & Thady Gosden NON RUNNER

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Previous Years
2021 Snowfall 3 9-2 Ryan Moore 2/7F (A P O'Brien) (Drawn 1)
2020 Even So 3 9-2 Colin Keane 10/1 (G M Lyons) (Drawn 2)
2019 Star Catcher 3 9-0 L Dettori 7/2 (John Gosden) (Drawn 3)
2018 Sea of Class 3 9-0 James Doyle 11/4 (William Haggas) (Drawn 7)
2017 Enable 3 9-0 L Dettori 2/5Fav (John Gosden) (Drawn 6)
2016 Seventh Heaven 3 9-0 J A Heffernan 14/1 (A P O'Brien) (Drawn 9)
2015 Covert Love 3 9-0 P J Smullen 7/1 (Hugo Palmer) (Drawn 8)
2014 Bracelet 3 9-0 C O'Donoghue 10/1 (A P O'Brien) (Drawn 3)
2013 Chicquita 3 9-0 J P Murtagh 9/2 (A de Royer-Dupre) (Drawn 1)
2012 Great Heavens 3 9-0 W Buick 5/4Fav (John Gosden) (Drawn 1)
2011 Blue Bunting 3 9-0 L Dettori 5/2 (M Al Zarooni) (Drawn 3)
2010 Snow Fairy 3 9-0 R L Moore 7/2 (Ed Dunlop) (Drawn 9)
2009 Sariska 3 9-0 J P Spencer 1/1Fav (Michael Bell) (Drawn 3)
2008 Moonstone 3 9-0 J P Murtagh 2/1Fav (A P O'Brien) (Drawn 10)
2007 Peeping Fawn 3 9-0 J P Murtagh 3/1 (A P O'Brien) (Drawn 4)
2006 Alexandrova 3 9-0 K Fallon 8/15Fav (A P O'Brien) (Drawn 2)
2005 Shawanda 3 9-0 C Soumillon 9/2 (A de Royer-Dupre) (Drawn 7)
2004 Ouija Board 3 9-0 K Fallon 4/7Fav (Ed Dunlop) (Drawn 4)
2003 Vintage Tipple 3 9-0 L Dettori 12/1 (P Mullins) (Drawn 8)
2002 Margarula 3 9-0 K J Manning 33/1 (J S Bolger) (Drawn 12)
2001 Lailani 3 9-0 L Dettori 5/1 (Ed Dunlop) (Drawn 1)
2000 Petrushka 3 9-0 J P Murtagh 11/2 (Sir Michael Stoute) (Drawn 10)
1999 Ramruma 3 9-0 K Fallon 4/9Fav (Sir H R A Cecil) (Drawn 1)

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