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Curragh

  • 19:00 Woodies D.I.Y. Sapphire Stakes 5f

  • (Group 3) €62,500 added 3yo+ 8 ran
  • Winner €37,500 2nd €11,875 3rd €5,626 4th €1,874
  • Going: Soft, Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf
    Weighed In
  • Winning time: 1m 2.13s
  • Off time: 19:00:38
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Definightly edges thriller

Winning rider relieved to get verdict in photo

Last Updated: 30/06/12 7:29pm

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Definightly edges out Judge 'N Jury

Definightly edges out Judge 'N Jury

Johnny Murtagh forced Definightly home in the shadow of the post to snatch the spoils in the Group Three Sapphire Stakes at the Curragh.

The Roger Charlton-trained 13/8 favourite had raced on the heels of the trail-blazing Judge 'N Jury (10/1) for most of the five-furlong Group Thee contest.

But Judge 'N Jury drifted right as he began to tire in the closing stages, allowing Murtagh to pounce on Definightly, who prevailed by half a length.

Outsider Katla (20/1) finished strongly to take third ahead of Judge 'N Jury's stablemate Secret Witness with Tiddliwinks fifth after Mirza was squeezed out.

Murtagh said: "The one in front quickened up very well. He drifted out in front of me so we got the gap between him and the rail. He battled well - it was tough going.

"Roger said he'd been running over six but that the five wouldn't bother him and it didn't. He got there in the end.

"I thought I won, but I was a bit away (from the second) so I wasn't sure. I knew I hit the line well and the horse's head was down."

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