Tuesday 25 October 2016

Moviesta shines at the Curragh

Published 22/08/2015 | 22:38

Moviesta (right) denies Toscanini at the Curragh
Moviesta (right) denies Toscanini at the Curragh

Moviesta sprouted wings to get up in the dying strides of the Gerrardstown House Stud Supporting Breast Cancer Research Renaissance Stakes at the Curragh.

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Toscanini dictated terms to suit himself and was still on the bridle when his rivals were working much harder as they approached the furlong pole in the Group Three dash.

Gordon Lord Byron tried valiantly to get to him but it was 8-1 chance Moviesta, part-owned by Harry Redknapp and on his fourth outing for Edward Lynam, who came with a wet sail on the stands rail to collar the leader and oblige by three-quarters of a length.

"I fancied him in Goodwood, but it all went pear-shaped," said Lynam. "When I got him initially, myself and Wayne Lordan, who usually rides him work, were of the strong opinion that he was a six-furlong Group horse.

"When he ran at Ascot there was a change of opinion and we thought he was a five-furlong horse. Now I'm inclined to believe he's a six-furlong horse. He bled in Goodwood and has had a few issues, but he's a very good horse.

"They are nice lads to train for and I'm delighted to train a winner for Harry. I wish he was managing my team (Man Utd) at the minute - they might have done a bit better!

" We'll try and find a nice race for him now."

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