Tuesday 19 September 2017

Note worthy of Listed prize

Letters Of Note isn't for catching at Naas
Letters Of Note isn't for catching at Naas

Letters Of Note proved that sprinting is her game with success in the Listed Yeomanstown Stud Dark Angel EBF Stakes at Naas.

Having finished in mid-division in the German 1000 Guineas, and again when sent over to Carlisle, Michael O'Callaghan's filly showed what she is capable of when making Toscanini pull out all the stops over this six furlongs here a couple of weeks ago.

Back against her own sex, she was still allowed to go off at 6-1 in the hands of Pat Smullen, but took up the running inside the final couple of furlongs before fending off the late lunge of Byzantium by a head.

O'Callaghan said: "Pat gave her a great ride. He said it was too slow for her and he had to go for it. He said the better the race, the better she'll be as she has lots and lots of speed.

"When the other filly (Byzantium) came, she battled again and toughed it out.

"We've always thought she was a nice filly, she's big and being by Azamour she should keep improving.

"She's after having a few races now and we'll make all the entries but might give her a few easy weeks."

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