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Tannery claims Kilboy Estate Stakes

Wayne Lordan’s Tannery emerged victorious in the Group 3 Kilboy Estate Stakes at the Curragh despite testing conditions.
Wayne Lordan’s Tannery emerged victorious in the Group 3 Kilboy Estate Stakes at the Curragh despite testing conditions.
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Wayne Lordan’s Tannery emerged victorious in the Group 3 Kilboy Estate Stakes at the Curragh despite testing conditions. Racing tipsters had assigned 11-10 betting odds for favourite Caponata and the latter led by two lengths heading into the final stretches.

However, the muddy ground seemed to have taken its toll on Dermot Weld’s previously unbeaten filly. Tannery’s late burst of speed became an asset in the final furlong and she would win by half a length.

Trainer David Wachman commented afterwards: “She is a very tough filly and seems to handle any kind of ground. She will go a bit further. I'm not sure what happened to her at Leopardstown (fifth there in June). The ground was loose and sloppy and she just didn't pick up . She is a very straightforward filly and has a good pedigree. There is a good programme of races here in Ireland for her and she might go for the Blandford Stakes. She could also go for a race in the US in the autumn.”

In other news, champion National Hunt trainer Willie Mullins will have Blue Bullet in the Listed Danehill Dancer Tipperary Stakes on Tuesday. The Red Clubs colt won at Cork in his debut and will be mounted by jockey Gary Carroll.