Profound Beauty boosts Melbourne prospects
PROFOUND BEAUTY ran out an emphatic winner of the Group Three ITM/Springpaarden Fonds Ballyroan Stakes at Leopardstown.
Sent off the 4/11 favourite, she made all under Pat Smullen and was never seriously threatened as the Dermot Weld-trained mare enjoyed what amounted to a confidence-boosting spin.
Akzar ran well enough to take second, three lengths behind Profound Beauty, who was winning for the sixth time at the Dublin track.
William Hill were quick to react with a 14/1 from 16s quote for the Melbourne Cup.