Sport Horse Racing

Thursday 18 January 2018

Pleascach sees off challenge found to win Irish 1000 Guineas for Jim Bolger

Trainer Jim Bolger
Trainer Jim Bolger

Pleascach repelled hot favourite Found to claim Classic glory in the Tattersalls Irish 1,000 Guineas at the Curragh.

Having won the 10-furlong Blue Wind Stakes at Naas less than a fortnight ago in spectacular fashion, it was no surprise to see Pleascach ridden positively back over the mile by Kevin Manning, tracking pacesetting stable companions Mainicin and Steip Amach.

As that pair began to weaken heading inside the last two furlongs, 11-2 chance Pleascach moved into the lead, with Bocca Baciata following her through.

Found, winner of last season's Prix Marcel Boussac but beaten on her seasonal return, encountered some trouble in running, but looked set to mow down Pleascach inside the final furlong.

Bolger's ace was not for catching, however, and passed the post half a length to the good.

Devonshire was third ahead of Jack Naylor and Bocca Baciata.

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