Thurles would not generally be a place that you associeriez to the winners of the Classic, although the hero of the Melbourne Cup, Vintage Crop, has made his debut there, but it was the home of the racing jumps splashed mud, where Peaceful, was announced as a star potential when she won her daughter there seven lengths last October.
This demonstration’s dominant front has confirmed the suspicion that it would be even better at three years old and she has been reduced to 5-1 from 16-1 for the Investec Oaks at Epsom by Ladbrokes, the companion stable Love remaining the favourite 6-4.
Indeed, O’brien did not rule out entirely the chances that it will present again at Royal Ascot next Saturday for the Coronation Stakes.
The trainer of the winner said: “Donnacha has loved Peaceful when he won at Thurles last year. When she went to Newmarket afterwards, she could not walk a metre into the ground heavy, but she continued to fight and was not beaten until then. to the line. This is the sign of a very good filly. It just would not lie down. We knew then that she was obviously very good.
“She loved the ground and jumped along. It is very simple, and we have always thought that she would stay much further than a mile. “
Peaceful deviates from the field to record a successful cozy classic
On the future targets, O’brien added: “If she was doing well, he would have to look at the Coronation, especially if the soil was nice there. We thought that some of these fillies could go back. The ground is on the slow side at Ascot at this time.
“Epsom should be possible for it. The guys will decide, but it must be possible for all of these fillies. We knew he had beautiful fillies three years old at the beginning of the season. These are fillies Galileo and we are so lucky to have them. These are beautiful filly large, diverse, and varied, and they are going better and better. ”
Donnacha O’brien, at the age of just 21, is already waiting with impatience a possible contrast with Peaceful in the Oaks at Epsom and you can certainly understand why, given the way in which Fancy Blue took the field in the final stages. She was never nearer than at the line.
Donnacha said: “You should be very pleased with it. The way it is remained you would think that the Oaks would be the right race for her. “
So Wonderful, finished third, thus extending his run without a win to nine, but it remains one of the daughters of the most talented training.
The big disappointment of the race was the big favorite, Albigna.
The winner of the Prix Marcel Boussac was supposed to provide to Jessica Harrington his second winner of the irish 1,000 Guineas, two years after that Alpha Centauri has provided its first, but the best she could do was sixth.
Explaining the effort below the average, the daughter of Harrington, Kate, said: “Shane [Foley] had the impression that it was just not the quick pitch. He said that she was out at Santa Anita, but she couldn’t get away twice. ”
Royal Ascot could be next to Peaceful, in spite of the high-speed turn around
This proved to be an opportunity-pacific region. A success simple and seamless for a filly that you feel will only improve this season with Heffernan, stressing ” it could be anything “.
Either Ascot or Epsom, it will then appear, it will certainly not have much time off after his exploits winners of the Classic.
O’brien added: “It is quick the way things are going this season, and it is very difficult to make plans because things change all the time. You don’t have a lot of time to think, but it is just awesome to run. “
It is well Aidan. Especially when you have a filly as talented as Peaceful.
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