Gilt Edge show
Gilt Edge Girl led home a British 1-2-3 in the Ballyogan Stakes as the home contingent floundered at Leopardstown last night.
Clive Cox's sprinter was a Listed winner at Bath last time out in April, but markedly raised her game in this competitive Group Three heat.
The Luke Morris-ridden filly had far too many guns for the Michael Jarvis-trained runner-up Beyond Desire. Distinctive, trained by Bryan Smart and fifth in the 1,000 Guineas at Newmarket, came from off the pace to take third.
Lady O'Reilly's Recharge gained an utterly deserved success in the Listed Glencairn Stakes.
Kevin Prendergast's four-year-old has twice this year finished second to Fame And Glory, but finally came up trumps with that rival tucked away in his Ballydoyle box after his Coronation Cup win at Epsom last Friday.
At Clonmel, meanwhile, Warcraft, from the Michael Hourigan stable, got back to his winning ways when claiming the Ladbrokes.com Novice Chase in the hands of Adrian Heskin.
Champion jockey Ryan Moore followed up his weekend Oaks-Derby double by riding a four-timer at Newbury yesterday.
Meanwhile, Royal Ascot will have its most extensive television coverage ever this year, with next week’s five-day meeting being shown live from the eastern seaboard of Australia to the west coast of America.