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O'Brien family on target at Leopardstown

Updated: Thursday, 04 Jul 2013 21:03 | Comments

Aidan and Joseph O'Brien teamed up to score with Perhaps
Aidan and Joseph O'Brien teamed up to score with Perhaps

The O'Brien family recorded a double at Leopardstown, with patriarch Aidan saddling winners ridden by son Joseph and daughter Ana.

Perhaps had to work harder than her odds of 2-5 suggested in justifying favouritism in the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Fillies Maiden.

Pushed out by Joseph to see off the pacesetting Tahaany, the filly responded well to fend off Chroussa's late charge by a neck.

Rain God gave Ana O'Brien her winner in the Bulmers Original Summer Music Apprentice Handicap.

The 2-1 favourite travelled well and kicked clear at the two furlong pole, but the post came just in time as Little Arrows flew home for second, finishing just three-quarters of a length down.

Via Ballycroy ran out a fairly comfortable winner of the Visit The Circle Lounge Fillies Race.

Travelling sweetly on the heels of leader Talitha Kum under Shane Foley, the even-money favourite angled out at the furlong pole and soon swept into the lead.

Curly Wee tried to get on terms in the closing stages, but Michael Halford's filly was always holding that challenge at bay and came home a length to the good.

A gelding operation seems to have done the trick with Exogenesis, who ran on well to land the Royal Western India Turf Club Race.

Beaten a fair way on his debut at this track, he has since won two out of two since being gelded and the 4-1 chance quickened away nicely before outfinishing Friendship by a length and a half under Gary Carroll.

Jim Bolger's Teoirim (11-1) ran out a very game winner of the 'Original Rude Boys' Handicap, fending off the fast finish of Abbey Vale to score under Kevin Manning.

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