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Sacred Aspect back winning at Tipperary

Updated: Saturday, 13 Jul 2013 23:34 | Comments

Shane Foley was again victorious on Sacred Aspect
Shane Foley was again victorious on Sacred Aspect

Sacred Aspect bounced back from defeat at Royal Ascot with an ultimately impressive display in the Danehill Dancer Tipperary Stakes.

No match for the likes of Kiyoshi when well beaten in the Albany at the Royal meeting, the Ken Condon-trained filly nevertheless showed she has plenty of talent as she overturned hotpot Abbakova in the Listed contest.

Abbakova (1-2 favourite) was one of three to share pacesetting duties and looked to be on the way to victory heading for the furlong pole, but Sacred Aspect (7-1) was driven up to challenge by Shane Foley and in the end won a shade cosily by a length.

Illinois responded well to an aggressive ride from Seamie Heffernan to run out a convincing winner of the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Maiden for juveniles on his debut.

Aidan O'Brien's son of Galileo (2-1) was pushed to the front early on and kicked for home off the turn into the straight, holding the odds-on favourite Warbird, the only one in the field with experience, by three and a quarter lengths.

David Wachman's three-year-old Bronte (100-30) showed her older rivals the way home as she won the Summer Sunday Family Day On 21st July Handicap from the front under Billy Lee, quickening clear from the two pole to score by a length and a half.

Kevin Prendergast's 4-5 favourite Dorothy Parker could not have done it any easier in the Fillies Friday Night Out 9th August Maiden, bouncing out in front and staying there without being asked a question by back-from-injury Sam James to score by two and a quarter lengths.

The fact that the Dermot Weld-trained Magnolia Ridge was sent off the 8-13 favourite for the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Maiden probably said plenty about the opposition, and he had only to be kept up to his work by Pat Smullen to record a facile victory by five and a half lengths.

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