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  • 14:40 T P Waters European Breeders Fund Marble Hill Stakes 5f

  • (Listed) €48,000 added 2yo 8 ran
  • Winner €31,201 2nd €9,120 3rd €4,320 4th €1,440
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf
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Power edges Marble thriller

Connections thrilled with winner

Last Updated: 21/05/11 3:14pm

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O'Brien: Confirmed Royal Ascot remains the plan

O'Brien: Confirmed Royal Ascot remains the plan

Power will head to Royal Ascot despite being given an almighty scare in the TP Waters EBF Marble Hill Stakes at the Curragh.

Aidan O'Brien's charge was already favourite for the Coventry Stakes but scrambled home by a short-head from Tough As Nails under Seamie Heffernan.

Fire Lily was third, while Mick Channon's runner Signifer weakened inside the final furlong after holding every chance.

O'Brien said: "He won his maiden very nicely here at the start of the month. We were thinking of going to Ascot and this was going to be a good sharpener for him.

Class key

"His class got him through and we're delighted with him. Hopefully we'll have a look at the Coventry."

Heffernan added: "He has a bit of class as five furlongs wouldn't be his trip.

"That race fitted in nicely for him as he now has two runs under his belt going to Royal Ascot, which I'd imagine would be on the agenda."

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