Beach cruises home to give O'Brien a lift
After dramatically going down by a short head at Roscommon on Monday, Joseph O'Brien last night got it right on Beach Of Falesa at Leopardstown.
Trained by Joseph's father Aidan O'Brien, and owned by his mother Annemarie, the daughter of Galileo was sent off the short-priced 5/6 favourite and hit the front inside the final furlong before cruising clear for a two and a half-length success. "She doesn't find much off the bridle as we saw at Roscommon," said the winning rider. "She maybe looked more impressive than she was."
Andrew Oliver -- who is set to saddle favourite Sendmylovetorose in this afternoon's Cherry Hinton at Newmarket -- will have been buoyed by last night's fillies maiden in which his Shamora took the spoils ahead of Mona Brown with Oliver's other runner, Meldina, in third.
Fran Berry was in fine form as he followed up a Dundalk double with victory in the nine-furlong maiden on 2/1 favourite Colliding Worlds by four lengths from All That Rules.
Johnny Murtagh scored an easy win on John Oxx's 15/8 favourite Shelford in the 12-furlong maiden.