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Monday 27 March 2017

Easter parade for O'Brien

Easter winning at Gowran Park
Easter winning at Gowran Park

Easter put a run of three third places behind her with a cosy success under Seamie Heffernan in the Listed Irish Stallion Farms European Breeders Fund Hurry Harriet Stakes at Gowran Park.

The Aidan O'Brien-trained filly improved with quarter of a mile to run, joining issue with long-time leader Stellar Glow and running on well once asserting to score by two lengths.

John Oxx's My Titania raced freely through the early stages but there was encouragement in the way she kept on for third having looked like she would be swamped at one stage.

Last seen beaten under two lengths by the smart Zannda in the Group Three Give Thanks Stakes, O'Brien said of the 5-1 winner: "The last day at Cork I thought she was coming there to win, maybe the shorter trip suited her and I'd say she's progressing as well.

"We'll look for a Group race now, maybe something like the Dance Design.

"Seamie gave her a lovely ride, and she kept on well."

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