Friday 18 October 2019

Dermot Weld claims eighth win in Irish St Leger with Search For A Song

Alan Magee

Search For A Song gave trainer Dermot Weld an eighth success in the Comer Group International Irish St Leger at the Curragh.

Having only the fifth start of her career, and the only three-year-old in the race, the daughter of Galileo landed the spoils under an enterprising ride by Chris Hayes.

He decided the pace being set by Master Of Reality and Latrobe was not strong enough so he moved the Moyglare Stud-owned filly to the front fully seven furlongs from home.

Search For A Song (10-1) - a winner at York on her previous start - soon built up a handy lead and was not for stopping and she galloped past the line two and a quarter lengths clear of Kew Gardens.

The latter made late gains without threatening the winner, who is the first three-year-old filly to lift this prize since Petite Ile in 1989.

Southern France was a further length and a half away third.

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