Moyglare Stud Stakes
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Group 1, Curragh 15:40
€250,000 added,
2yo fillies only, 7f   
Sunday 13th September 2020

Sports Betting

1 Shale 9/2
2 Pretty Gorgeous 11/10F
3. Oodnadatta 22/1
13 ran Distances: ¾l, 1¾l, ¾l
Time: 1m 27.19s (slow by 3.69s)

Shale got the better of old rival Pretty Gorgeous to win the Moyglare Stud Stakes at the Curragh.

The two fillies, trained by brothers Donnacha and Joseph O'Brien respectively, had met a couple of times earlier in the year with the score one all going into Sunday's Group One clash.

The ground was soft when Pretty Gorgeous levelled matters in their private battle in the Group Two Debutante Stakes last month but quicker ground appeared to suit the daughter of Galileo better on this occasion.

She looked vulnerable when 11/10 favourite Pretty Gorgeous loomed up on her outside but battled bravely to score under Ryan Moore at odds of 9/2.

Third went to 22/1 shot Oodnadatta.

The winning trainer said: "She's been progressing the while way, we didn't think at the start of the season she'd be the type of filly to be winning a Moyglare.

"She was nearly first off the bridle, I thought she was in trouble at halfway, but she found a lot for pressure and she toughed it out. So it was a very good performance. They're two very good fillies."

Moyglare Stud Stakes (Group 1)
€250,000 added, 2yo only, 7f
13 ran
Going: Good to Yielding

POS. (DRAW) DIST HORSE AGE JOCKEY TRAINER SP
1 (10)    Shale 2 9-2 Donnacha Aidan O'Brien Ryan Moore 9/2
2 (5)
¾ Pretty Gorgeous 2 9-2 Joseph O'Brien Declan McDonogh 11/10F
3 (11)
Oodnadatta 2 9-2 Mrs John Harrington Shane Foley 22/1
4 (12) ¾ Bubbles On Ice 2 9-2 J A Stack Chris Hayes 50/1
5 (13)
hd Thunder Beauty 2 9-2 K J Condon Colin Keane 14/1
6 (9)
3 Aunty Bridy 2 9-2 J S Bolger Kevin Manning 25/1
7 (6)
½ A Ma Chere 2 9-2 D K Weld Oisin Orr 50/1
8 (3)
Divinely 2 9-2 A P O'Brien P B Beggy 40/1
9 (2)
hd Snowfall 2 9-2 A P O'Brien Wayne Lordan 25/1
10 (7)
1 Teresa Mendoza 2 9-2 K J Condon W J Lee 11/2
11 (8)
2 Mother Earth 2 9-2 A P O'Brien Seamie Heffernan15/2
12 (1)
Elanora 2 9-2 M C Grassick Robbie Colgan 200/1
13 (4)
6 Star Image 2 9-2 Thomas Mullins N G McCullagh 150/1

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