Saturday 25 November 2017

Parliament lays down the law at Tipperary

PARLIAMENT Square made the leap to Listed company with a game success under Joseph O'Brien at Tipperary.

While his task was eased slight by the absence of Dylanbaru and Tale Of Flame, the Aidan O'Brien-trained runner had to dig pretty deep to gain the day in the Danehill Dancer Tipperary Stakes.

Fifth in the Windsor Castle Stakes at Royal Ascot and a winner at Fairyhouse last time, Parliament Square was sent off the 2-1 favourite for the five-furlong heat.

The son of Acclamation was pushed along by O'Brien two furlongs out as he tried to catch Zoola and Boston Rocker, responding gamely to his rider's urging.

With 100 yards left to run, he pushed his head in front and eventually had half a length to spare over Boston Rocker at the line.

The winning rider said: "He can be quite lazy. The cheekpieces helped as he idled in front. He's improving all the time."

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