Wednesday 22 November 2017

Actress plays starring role in Anglesey Stakes

Actress wins the Anglesey Stakes
Actress wins the Anglesey Stakes

Actress provided Aidan O'Brien with an 11th victory in the Jebel Ali Silver Jubilee Anglesey Stakes at the Curragh.

The daughter of Declaration Of War has had plenty of racing already and took on the boys on the back of defeats in the Albany Stakes at Royal Ascot and when odds-on in a Listed race at Tipperary.

She disputed the early running with Brother Bear and Theobald in the centre of the track and as 9-10 favourite Brother Bear hung left to the rail, Actress (7-1) stayed on a true line and came home a length and three-quarters to the good over Theobald.

Winning rider Seamie Heffernan said: "I rode her last week over five and I thought they didn't go quick enough for me as I thought she was an out-and-out sprinter. I didn't think she'd see out the (six-furlong) trip as well today, but I kept her at it.

"If they have a bit of pace and want to go forward it's better to leave them at it. I was fairly confident after giving her one tap it was mine.

"I'd say being by Declaration Of War the fast ground is a fair help."

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