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Kissed makes striking Navan bow

The well-related Kissed made a most impressive start to her racing career in the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Fillies Maiden at Navan.

The Aidan O'Brien-trained juvenile is a three-parts sister to this year's brilliant Epsom Derby winner Pour Moi and was making her racecourse debut over a mile.

Ridden by the trainer's son, Joseph, the 6-4 favourite just had to be pushed out at the finish to beat Violet Lashes by a comfortable length and a half.

"I was always happy with where I was in the race and she is a very nice filly," said the winning jockey.

"It's very testing conditions out there and there should be plenty of improvement in her from here."

Stan James were suitably impressed, making the daughter of Galileo a 16-1 chance for next year's Oaks.

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