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  • 14:30 Jersey Stakes 7f

  • (Group 3) £70,000 added 3yo 22 ran
  • Winner £39,697 2nd £15,050 3rd £7,532 4th £3,752
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf
    Weighed In
  • Winning time: 1m 25.45s
  • Off time: 14:35:01

Ishvana lands Jersey Stakes

Nice Ish perfoemance from O'Brien filly

Last Updated: 20/06/12 3:19pm

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Ishvana: Jersey Stakes winner

Ishvana: Jersey Stakes winner

Aidan O'Brien's Ishvana (20-1) won the Group 3 Jersey Stakes at Royal Ascot on Wednesday.

The Holy Roman Emperor filly was second to Samitar in the Irish 1000 Guineas last time but went one place better dropping back a furlong here.

Seamie Heffernan raced on the outside of the pack as they congregated in the middle of the track and made his move just over two furlongs out when pushing his filly into the lead.

She stayed on well all the way to the line and was a length clear of the running on Sentaril (5-1) at the winning post with Aljamaaheer (4-1 favourite) third.

Anne-Marie O'Brien, who owns and bred the filly, said: "It's absolutely incredible. I'd like to thank my dad who bought her at the sales for us, he's picked out all our broodmares. We're so happy to be here.

"She was very impressive and showed a great turn of foot.

"There are lots of races to run all our fillies in and they all want slightly different trips, I think seven furlongs suited her perfectly today."

Aidan O'Brien said: "She had a very good run at the Curragh last time. She's a smart filly, she loves fast ground and shows plenty of speed.

"She got a great ride and it's been a top effort from everyone.

"You see a pecking order as it goes along on the track, we don't work them together at home."

Heffernan said: "It was extremely straightforward. She had a good run in the Guineas and she handles fast ground.

"It takes her a while to loosen up but once I took her to the outside, she went. She's a Group winner now.

"That's my first Royal Ascot winner. I'm experienced now so I take everything in my stride but it's nice to have it on the CV."

William Haggas said of Sentaril: "She ran very well, Johnny (Murtagh) thought they didn't go fast enough early so they didn't fan out as much as he'd have liked.

"She didn't get the clearest run from the two pole but it was still a good run.

"I'm not sure what's next, she's had a hard race, but I suspect she'll stay in training next year if the owners allow me."

Roger Varian said of Aljamaaheer: "He ran a great race. I suppose we weren't quite where we would have liked to have been in the field. The winner kept on well and it bodes well for the future.

"He's in the July Cup but probably won't run in that."

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