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  • 14:15 Loder E.b.f Fillies Race7f

  • €32,000 added 2yo 8 ran
  • Winner:
  • Going: Yielding, Soft in places.
  • Surface: Turf
    Weighed In
  • Winning time: 1m 31.35s
  • Off time: 14:16:21

Ghaire Sister Makes Winning Start

By Press Association Sport Staff.   Last Updated: 16/08/09 5:44pm

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Jim Bolger - trains Curragh winner.

Jim Bolger - trains Curragh winner.

Gile Na Greine made a highly promising debut when overcoming a lack of experience in the Loder EBF Fillies Race at the Curragh on Sunday.

Trained by Jim Bolger, the daughter of Galileo is a full sister to stablemate Cuis Ghaire and showed she at least has a decent level of ability.

Kevin Prendergast's Jade Jewel was all the rage and was sent off the 6-4 favourite, while Aidan O'Brien's Black Eyed Susan, a daughter of Montjeu, was also well fancied.

The three pulled miles clear inside the final furlong but Gile Na Greine (6-1) stamped her authority on the contest and won by a length and a quarter in the end.

Bolger said: "Cuis Ghaire (runner-up in this year's English 1000 Guineas) would be pacier than Gile Na Greine but Gile Na Greine will stay better - we'll have to think about running her in the Moyglare Stakes next."

She was given a quote of 25-1 for next year's 1000 Guineas at Newmarket by Stan James.

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