Double delight for Harrington as Alexander secures Tyros Stakes
Published 22/07/2011 | 05:00
Remember Alexander turned in a highly accomplished display to capture the Korean Racing Authority Tyros Stakes at Leopardstown last night.
Jessica Harrington's youngster (7/1) was the only filly in the Group Three affair, but pulled away in fine fashion for Johnny Murtagh.
A daughter of Teofilo and half-sister to Memory, Remember Alexander was in her element over seven furlongs, arriving late along the middle of the track to score by four lengths.
Previous winners of the Tyros Stakes include Teofilo, New Approach, Rip Van Winkle and Cape Blanco, and Harrington was delighted.
"Everything went right for her and I'm absolutely delighted,'' she said. "Johnny said she relaxed and travelled all the way.
"She is in the Moyglare Stud Stakes (The Curragh, August 28) and it looks like we will go in that direction all being well."
The win completed a 17/1 double for Harrington as she landed the opening juvenile maiden with Dragon Pulse (7/4 fav).
Dermot Weld's 4/9 favourite Famous Name won back-to-back renewals of the Meld Stakes at a track he has now won on nine times from 12 starts.
The six-year-old had four and a half lengths to spare over Dunboyne Express at the line.
"He's so consistent it's unbelievable, and wins his races here every time," said jockey Pat Smullen. "He's better with ease in the ground. It would be brilliant to finish his career with a Group One."
Bill Farrell's Adam's Return (9/4 fav) landed a gamble when edging out Parc Aux Boules by a short head in the hands of Chris Hayes.