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Dank wins Kilboy Estate Stakes at the Curragh

Updated: Sunday, 21 Jul 2013 18:24 | Comments

Ryan Moore and Dank impress at racing HQ
Ryan Moore and Dank impress at racing HQ

Dank made short work of the home opposition as she won the feature Kilboy Estate Stakes at the Curragh in impressive style.

Michael Stoute's filly, a close-up third in the Duke Of Cambridge Stakes at Royal Ascot last time, was sent of the 5-4 favourite for the Group Two contest in the hands of Ryan Moore.

Aloof took the lead two furlongs out, but no sooner had she done so than Dank swept by and quickened into a clear advantage, easily holding the late charge of Say by a length and three-quarters.

Yorkshire trainer Declan Carroll took another major prize back across the Irish Sea when Whozthecat won the boylseports.com Rockingham Handicap in the hands of Luke Leadbitter.

The six-year-old was always prominent and saw off Timeless Call inside the final furlong before holding the late thrust of Nafa by a neck, with favourite Yulong Baoju third.

Aidan O'Brien introduced yet another impeccably bred youngster in Tapestry in the Hanlon Concrete EBF Fillies Maiden and the daughter of Galileo and the dual Group One winner Rumplestiltskin looks a smart prospect.

Ridden by Seamie Heffernan as Joseph O'Brien was on stablemate Snow, the 7-1 shot arrived late to cut down long-time leader Chroussa and score by half a length.

David Wachman's filly Fly To The Moon (5-1), who showed very little in three outings in maidens, capitalised on her handicap mark to win the equisoftlive.com Nursery under Wayne Lordan, edging out favourite The Organ Grinder by a neck close home.

Emmet McNamara had to show patience on 11-4 joint-favourite Toccata Blue in the Irish Field Grey Horse Handicap as he was stuck in a pocket until the furlong pole, but once in the clear Ger Lyons' three-year-old collared Susiescot to win by a length.

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