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Curragh

  • 16:00 Lodge Park Stud European Breeders Fund Park Express Stakes 1m

  • (Fillies' Group 3) €80,000 added 3yo+ 11 ran
  • Winner €52,000 2nd €15,200 3rd €7,200 4th €2,400
  • Going: Yielding, Soft in places.
  • Surface: Turf
    Weighed In
  • Winning time: 1m 47.26s
  • Off time: 16:01:16

Chrysanthemum blooms

Plan comes together for Group Three victory

Last Updated: 26/03/12 4:51pm

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Chrysanthemum: Entitled to win the race

Chrysanthemum: Entitled to win the race

Chrysanthemum claimed a Group Three prize for David Wachman in the Lodge Park Stud European Breeders Fund Park Express Stakes at the Curragh on Sunday.

The 8-1 chance had been campaigned at the very highest level during last season and was fitted with blinkers for this return to action.

Wayne Lordan eased the filly to the front soon after passing the two-furlong marker and she proved tough a nut to crack thereafter.

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Hot favourite Twirl, who has multiple Classic entries, soon went in pursuit under Joseph O'Brien but was a length and a half behind at the line.

Wachman said: "She did it well and she likes an ease in the ground. She was third in a Group One here last year, so she's entitled to win a race like that.

"When she goes up in trip she might be a little better. A mile would be the bottom end of where she'd want to be.

"This was the initial plan. We'll just have to keep her away from Coolmore and the breeding shed now! Ground is the key to her."

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