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Tipperary review

Updated: Thursday, 22 Aug 2013 20:10 | Comments

Fiesolana takes Group Three in Tipperary

Fiesolana successfully conceded weight all round in the Group Three Coolmore Stud Fairy Bridge Stakes at Tipperary.

Willie McCreery's star was dropping back to the extended seven furlongs after a creditable effort behind subsequent Beverly D Stakes winner Dank over a longer trip at the Curragh, and she sat handily behind pace-setter Hint Of A Tint.

Billy Lee angled her out for a run two furlongs from home and although Bronte and Sea Siren made life difficult getting a clear run in the closing stages, the 9-4 chance proved far too good and held a length-and-a-quarter advantage over Sea Siren at the line.

Orchestra made light work of justifying 4-11 favouritism for Aidan O'Brien in the Camas Park Stud EBF Maiden.

A well-held second to new Derby favourite Free Eagle at Leopardstown last week, the Galileo colt travelled sweetly for Joseph O'Brien and only had to be kept up to his work to see off stable companion Lungarno Palace by two lengths after taking it up at the furlong marker.

There was another easy win for team O'Brien as Friendship made every yard to claim the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Premier Nursery Handicap.

The 9-10 market leader barely saw another rival on his way to a two and a half-length victory over Glassatura.

Swift Action (7-2) provided John Oxx with a welcome winner in the opening Glenvale Stud Maiden.

It's been a quiet year so far for the Currabeg maestro but there was no doubting Swift Action's superiority as she streaked a length and three-quarters clear of South Ring in the hands of Declam McDonogh.

The fitting of a visor sparked significant improvement in Pat Flynn's Art Scene, who took the Thoroughbred Gathering Handicap with plenty to spare.

Danny Grant booted the 7-1 chance into a clear lead and she kept responding to pull three lengths away from Reckless Lad.

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