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  • 16:15 Moyglare Stud Stakes 7f

  • (fillies' Group 1) €235,000 added 2yo 12 ran
  • Winner €136,299 2nd €47,000 3rd €23,499 4th €9,400
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf
    Weighed In
  • Winning time: 1m 24.56s
  • Off time: 16:18:14

Misty For Me Lands Moyglare

Last Updated: 29/08/10 6:10pm

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Misty For Me wins at the Curragh.

Misty For Me wins at the Curragh.

Misty For Me put up a gutsy front-running performance to claim the Moyglare Stud Stakes at the Curragh as hot favourite Memory failed to shine.

The Richard Hannon-trained Memory was sent off the even-money market leader after notching three successive victories, including the Albany Stakes at Royal Ascot and the Cherry Hinton at Newmarket.

Jockey Richard Hughes was happy to settle Memory towards the back of the pack as Seamus Heffernan took control on Misty For Me, but the distress signals were evident two furlongs from home.

While Hughes tried his best to get a response from Memory, she lacked the electric turn of foot she displayed in the Cherry Hinton and her rider was not too hard on her, coasting home for sixth.

Heffernan was enjoying a dream run up front though and 10-1 shot Misty For Me kept finding to first repel the run of better-fancied stablemate Together before holding off Laughing Lashes.

The daughter of Galileo finished a length to the good with Kissable producing a late charge for third.

O'Brien is planning to step up to a mile with the winner, adding: "She's very progressive.

"The day she won her maiden was only her second start and she has progressed with every run.

"Her dam is a half-sister to Fasliyev so there is speed there. The Galileo's don't know when to give up. She's so courageous and has the pace to go.

"Seamus always felt she was crying out for a mile. We'll have a look at the Fillies' Mile at Ascot for her while France (Prix Marcel Boussac) is also a possible.

"She's not short of speed and stays very well."

Connections of Memory were understandably disappointed but felt their filly was not at her best and they are now eyeing a recovery mission in next month's Electrolux Cheveley Park Stakes.

Harry Herbert, racing manager for owner Highclere Thoroughbred Racing, said: "Richard Hughes got off her and said she was just never going at all today - there's definitely something not quite right with her.

"She just wasn't up for it at all today, she didn't travel and ran very, very flat and Richard looked after her after that.

"Maybe we will find something not quite right with her through blood tests or scopes as one or two of Richard Hannon's do just seem to have gone off the boil a bit.

"I think it's been a bad day for her and we will simply put a line through that run.

"I will have to speak to Richard, but I think we will probably look to drop back in trip now and the Cheveley Park looks a likely target."

Memory's eclipse has prompted a reshuffle in the 1000 Guineas market with Coral making the Brian Meehan-trained Theysken's Theory the new 6-1 favourite with Memory now an 8-1 shot from 5s and Misty For Me installed at 12-1.

Sky Bet reacted by introducing Misty For Me at 9-1 for next year's 1000 Guinas. Memory is out to 10-1 (from 5s) with Laughing Lashes 20-1.

Ladbrokes and Paddy Power both go 12s about Memory from 6-1 while Laughing Lashes is 20-1 with the first-named firm for next year's fillies' Classic.

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