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Moon looks a future star

Published 09/08/2015 | 19:48

How High The Moon wins at the Curragh
How High The Moon wins at the Curragh

Aidan O'Brien unleashed a promising type in How High The Moon, who was given a 14-1 quote for next year's Oaks after winning the Loder European Breeders Fund Fillies Race at the Curragh.

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A sister to Pretty Polly winner Diamondsandrubies in the same colours, she came with a powerful run down the outside under Seamie Heffernan.

It was an eventful race as Camellia Japonica clipped heels and unseated Shane Foley but the subsequent winner was away from the danger.

Midnight Crossing attempted to go with How High The Moon (5-1), but was beaten a length and three-quarters.

"She's a nice filly, and you would have to be happy with that. She will have learned a lot," said O'Brien.

"She's a full-sister to Diamondsandrubies, who was a bit disappointing as a two-year-old.

"She can come back here for the Debutante Stakes or she has a number of other options."

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