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Andy Oliver saddles another victory at the Curragh as First Cornerstone takes the Futurity Stakes

Updated: Sunday, 26 Aug 2012 18:40

Winning jockey Chris Hayes abaord First Cornerstone
Winning jockey Chris Hayes abaord First Cornerstone

Andy Oliver capped an excellent weekend with First Cornerstone's victory in the Galileo EBF Futurity Stakes at the Curragh.

The trainer landed the Irish Cambridgeshire with Punch Your Weight on Saturday. 

With Nevis a non-runner, Aidan O'Brien's main hope was Flying The Flag but while he headed front-running stablemate Kingston Jamaica in between the final couple of furlong markers, Chris Hayes had First Cornerstone in full flight and the 7/2 shot passed Flying The Flag for a length-and-a-half triumph.

O'Brien had better luck in the Group Three Lanwades Stud Fillies Stakes as Up finished best of all.

The 3/1 chance ran in America only a week ago but showed no ill effects from her travels to beat stable companion Aloof by three and three-quarter lengths.

My Girl Anna (10/1) ended the British dominance of the www.bettor.com Flying Five with a deserved success in the Group Three heat.

Two of the raiding party, Judge 'N Jury and Inxile, set a fierce gallop until Muredach Kelly's mare collared them over a furlong out.

She surged clear and Rory Cleary kept her up to her work to beat staying-on market leader Fire Lily by a length and three-quarters.

Karamaya (7/1) came with a late surge to make a sparkling debut in the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Maiden.

John Oxx's daughter of Invincible Spirit was some way adrift entering the final furlong, but Niall McCullagh switched her to the outside and she sprouted wings to catch Gathering Power on the line.

There was plenty of money for Joe Eile (4/1) prior to the Tipperary Crystal China International Handicap and favourite-backers never really had any concerns as he coasted past the post three-quarters of a length ahead of Kateeva.

Susiescot just fended off Packsapunch in the Irish Field Grey Horse Handicap, while Jessica Marcialis took the Ladies Qualified Riders Association Fegentri World Championship Race For Lady Riders on Star Of Aragorn.