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  • 15:45 Goffs Flying Five Stakes 5f

  • (group 3) €63,000 added 3yo+ 15 ran
  • Winner €40,950 2nd €12,600 3rd €6,300 4th €2,520
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf
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  • Winning time: 0m 58.56s
  • Off time: 15:50:36
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Jet Powers To Flying Five Glory

Last Updated: 29/08/10 7:40pm

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Astrophysical Jet is clear of her rivals.

Astrophysical Jet is clear of her rivals.

Ed McMahon is targeting some of the big sprint prizes with Astrophysical Jet next season after her triumph in the Goffs Flying Five Stakes at the Curragh.

The Dubawi filly began the year as a possible Classic contender but after appearing unlikely to get a mile, McMahon opted to drop back in trip and his decision paid off with a Group Three victory here.

Sent off a 9-2 chance, Astrophysical Jet was settled in mid- division by Graham Gibbons before making smooth progress under a furlong and a half out.

She hit the front inside the distance and powered away to score by two lengths from Tax Free with Santo Padre a further head back in third in a blanket finish for the places.

"That'll be it for the season. I'm never one to butcher a good horse. The first target for next season will be the Palace House and hopefully we'll end up in the Nunthorpe," said McMahon.

"She wasn't originally bought to be a sprinter and I had anticipated her running in the Guineas.

"She was entered for the Fred Darling but I had to say to the owner she wouldn't get the trip.

"Graham kept saying she was a sprinter but I was trying to eke out some stamina as she's so well bred. I had to relent in the end.

"She won quite nicely today. I knew she had a turn of foot and she stayed the five well. We might even go six next year."

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