Sport Horse Racing

Sunday 20 August 2017

Key to my heart gets O'Brien purring

O'Brien: “She quickened up nicely and it was a good performance.” Photo by Cody Glenn/Sportsfile
O'Brien: “She quickened up nicely and it was a good performance.” Photo by Cody Glenn/Sportsfile

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Key to My Heart ran away with the Listed honours in the Queally Group Naas Irish EBF Naas Oaks Trial.

Donnacha O'Brien stole a march on the opposition two and a half furlongs out on the daughter of Galileo, trained by his father Aidan, after Furiosa had made the running into the straight.

The move proved a wise one, with Key To My Heart (7/1) pulling clear to score by two and three-quarter lengths from Bloomfield, the 3/1 favourite. "She quickened up nicely and it was a good performance," said the winning rider.

Butterscotch made it third time lucky as she got off the mark in the opener under Seamus Heffernan.

She hit the front from halfway and went a few lengths clear from over a furlong out, staying on well to record a comfortable five length success. Newcomer Dawn Hoofer finished second under Kevin Manning for Jim Bolger at 9/1.

Pocketfullofdreams completed a treble for Aidan O'Brien as she ran out a comfortable winner of the concluding Fillies Maiden under Ana O'Brien.

O'Brien earlier took the opener with Butterscotch, while he was successful in the feature race with Key To My Heart

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