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  • 15:20 Refuse To Bend Solonaway Stakes 1m

  • (Group 3) €62,500 added 3yo+ 8 ran
  • Winner €40,625 2nd €11,875 3rd €5,626 4th €1,874
  • Going: Yielding, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf
    Weighed In
  • Winning time: 1m 38.09s
  • Off time: 15:20:40

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Weld ace lands the odds at the Curragh

Last Updated: 09/09/12 4:24pm

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Famous Name: Landed favouritism at the Curragh

Famous Name: Landed favouritism at the Curragh

Famous Name landed market favourtism in the Group 3 Refuse To Bend Solonaway Stakes at the Curragh.

Dermot Weld's seven-year-old had to concede weight all around to his eight rivals and was priced accordingly by the bookmakers.

Though his backers had to sweat somewhat, the 2-5 shot duly found enough at the business end under Pat Smullen to score.

Piri Wango set a decent gallop with One Spirit attempting to track the leader, but having waited to make his challenge, the winner once again proved himself to be a cut above this level of opposition.

Weld said: "It's a special moment. He's won 20 and I think 19 of those are Group or Listed races.

"He's an amazing horse and a joy to train.

"He works here twice a week with the same enthusiasm as he does when he's racing.

"At the slightest moment he isn't still enjoying it, we will stop.

"He's entered in a Group One in Italy in two weeks' time. We'll think about that, otherwise the Joel Stakes at Newmarket is a possibility."

Aloof ran a career best to be third with Declaration Of War, on his first outing of the season for Aidan O'Brien, catching the eye down the field.

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