Softly enters Guineas picture
Sing Softly had no problem handling the testing conditions as she landed a Listed success in the Anne Brewster Memorial Loughbrown Stakes at the Curragh.
Colm O'Donoghue had the the Aidan O'Brien-trained filly in second place just behind Tell The Wind in the early stages and hitting the front a furlong and a half out, she was not hard pressed to hold Defining Year by a length, with Deire Na Sli third.
It was a second victory of the season already for the daughter of Hennessy, who won a big-field maiden at the track last month.
"She shows plenty of speed. I ran her today as I thought if she gets seven in that ground she's likely to get a mile," said O'Brien.
"We'll look at the English, French or Irish Guineas for her. She wants good ground."
Sing Softly was slashed to 20-1 from 50s by Victor Chandler for the Qipco 1000 Guineas at Newmarket.
Glor Na Mara, who finished third to Frankel in the Dewhurst Stakes on his last run, was a major disappointment, trailing in last.