Moyglare Stud Stakes
Group 1, Curragh 15:40
€300,000 added,
2yo fillies only, 7f  
Sunday 13th September 2015

1 Minding 15/2
2 Ballydoyle 5/4F
3 Alice Springs 20/1
NR: Vitello
9 ran Distances: ¾l, ½l, 2¾l
TIME 1m 28.48s (slow by 4.98s)

A 1-2-3 for Aidan O'Brien as Minding and Seamie Heffernan beat Ballydoyle & Alice Springs

© Caroline Norris

Minding overturned her highly-regarded and better fancied Aidan O'Brien stablemate Ballydoyle to grab Group One glory.

Joseph O'Brien tried to make all the running over the seven furlongs and looked like doing so until Minding (15-2) ranged up alongside to lead in the final half-furlong.

Minding galloped on strongly for Seamie Heffernan as she got revenge on 5-4 favourite Ballydoyle who had beaten her two lengths in the Debutante Stakes over the course and distance three weeks ago.

Alice Springs (20-1) was third to complete a clean sweep for the O'Brien contingent.

O'Brien said: "We always thought Joseph's filly (Ballydoyle) was very good but we weren't sure about the ground as she's a beautiful mover. She ran a very good race.

"We knew Seamie's filly (Minding) would handle it as her dam (Lillie Langtry) handled it well. It was always a possibility it would happen as we thought she had improved and she did. She got the trip well.

"I'm delighted with all three fillies. Seamie gave his a lovely, patient ride, Joseph rolled along and Michael (Hussey, Alice Springs) gave his a lovely ride also.

"The winner could be there for the Fillies' Mile (Newmarket on October 9) or something like that. She's had a break so hopefully will see out the rest of the year.

"We let Ballydoyle take her chance on the ground so we would know for next year if she handles it. She didn't run badly and the winner is a good filly.

"The third filly (Alice Springs) looked very good winning here first time and then was a little keen. We knew when she started to do things right she'd come into it."

Heffernan said: "She's a lovely filly, very straightforward. I was going easy all the way. The ground probably brought my filly into it.

"It's a funny game, if I was given the choice I wouldn't have ridden the winner!"

Moyglare Stud Stakes (Group 1)
€300,000 added, 2yo only, 7f, Class 0
9 ran
Going: Good

Pos Dr D Horse SP Jockey Weight Trainer Age
1st (10) Minding (IRE) 15/2 J A Heffernan
A P O'Brien 2
2nd (7) ¾ Ballydoyle (IRE) 5/4f J P O'Brien
A P O'Brien 2
3rd (8) ½ Alice Springs (IRE) 20/1 M C Hussey
A P O'Brien 2
4th (6) Tanaza (IRE) 7/2 P J Smullen
D K Weld 2
5th (4) ½ Blue Bayou 6/1 J Fortune
B J Meehan 2
6th (5) ½ Taisce Naisiunta (IRE) 66/1 R P Whelan
J S Bolger 2
7th (2) Great Page (IRE) 18/1 S M Levey
R Hannon 2
8th (3) ½ Leafy Shade (IRE) 25/1 K J Manning
J S Bolger 2
9th (1) Now Or Never (IRE) 10/1 E J McNamara
M O'Callaghan 2
NR (9) Vitello 12/1 James Doyle
M Halford 2

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