Moyglare Stud Stakes
BETDAQ
Group 1, Curragh 15:40
€350,000 added,
2yo fillies only, 7f   
Sunday 10th September 2017

1 Happily 13/2
2 Magical 9/4
3 September 4/1
8 ran NR: Chiara Luna), Clemmie
Distances: shd, 3¾l, 2l Time: 1m 26.93s (slow by 3.43s)

A 1-2-3 for Ballydoyle as the Donnacha O'Brien-ridden Happily beats Magical and September

Happily
© Caroline Norris
Happily

Trainer Aidan O'Brien withdrew likely favourite Clemmie on account of the testing conditions, but still fielded four of the eight runners in the Group One contest.

Magical had beaten Happily into second and another Ballydoyle inmate September into fourth place when landing the Debutante Stakes over the course and distance three weeks ago, and looked likely to follow up when kicking clear in the hands of Ryan Moore.

However, 13-2 shot Happily found top gear late on under the trainer's son Donnacha and got up to score by a short head.

September rounded off a one-two-three for the trainer, almost four lengths away from the front two.

O'Brien said: "Happily toughed it out and Ryan's filly ran a stormer as well. 

"Donnacha gave her a great ride. He was delighted to be on Happily. In all fairness, they never question anything and that was just the way it happened. 

"When the other filly (Clemmie) didn't run, Ryan got on Magical. It's strange the way things happen. 

"All the fillies that ran are seven-furlong or mile fillies. I wouldn't shorten up any of them. 

"They would be fillies for the Prix Marcel Boussac and the Fillies' Mile, while Clemmie could go for the Cheveley Park."

Moyglare Stud Stakes (Group 1)
€350,000 added, 2yo only, 7f
8 ran
Going: Soft (Straight: Soft to Heavy)

Pos Dr D Horse SP Jockey Weight Trainer Age
1st (10) Happily (IRE) 13/2 D O'Brien
9-0
A P O'Brien 2
2nd (2) s.h Magical (IRE) 9/4 R L Moore
9-0
A P O'Brien 2
3rd (9) September (IRE) 4/1 J A Heffernan
9-0
A P O'Brien 2
4th (7) 2 Muirin (IRE) 10/1 D P McDonogh
9-0
E Lynam 2
5th (6) ¾ Alpha Centauri (IRE) 2/1f C O'Donoghue
9-0
Mrs J Harrington 2
6th (4) Gasta (IRE) 66/1 R P Whelan
9-0
J S Bolger 2
7th (8) Ballet Shoes (IRE) 14/1 W M Lordan
9-0
A P O'Brien 2
8th (5) ½ Active Approach 33/1 K J Manning
9-0
J S Bolger 2
WN (3) Clemmie (IRE) R L Moore
9-0
A P O'Brien 2
NR (1) Chiara Luna (USA) P J Smullen
9-0
D K Weld 2

Free Racing Tips