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Thursday 23 November 2017

Ballydoyle impresses in Debutante

Ballydoyle on her way to an impressive victory at the Curragh
Ballydoyle on her way to an impressive victory at the Curragh

Ballydoyle continued her progression with a dominant victory in the Breast Cancer Research Debutante Stakes.

The beautifully-bred Galileo filly was sent off a warm 11-8 favourite for the Group Two contest following her breakthrough success at Newmarket and was quickly dictating matters out in front.

Fellow O'Brien representative Minding and David Wachman's Most Beautiful tried to make a race of it but failed to land a serious blow and pulled clear for a comfortable two-length victory from her stablemate.

"She's a very nice filly. She jumped and travelled. I made the running and thought I went a nice even gallop. It was never really in doubt," said Joseph O'Brien.

"She's a big, long-striding filly. She has a great pedigree and is genuine. She ticks all the boxes.

"The Moyglare is the obvious race. She has a lot of pace and could came back to six if she had to, but I don't imagine she'll be doing that. She has a big engine."

William Hill promoted Ballydoyle to 10-1 favouritism for the Qipco 1000 Guineas.

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