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Experience wins the day

Experience justified strong market support to pounce late and take the Group Three Grangecon Stud Stakes at the Curragh.

Wayne Lordan bided his time on the even-money favourite as several of the six-strong field battled it out just ahead of the David Wachman-trained juvenile.

Challenging on the wide outside, Experience hit the front in the last 100 yards to score by a length and three-quarters from Somasach.

Wachman said: "She is a classy filly and did it well. She has plenty of speed, a touch of class and would like better ground, like a lot of those sired by Excellent Art.

"Wayne was happy with her and she is very straightforward. She has plenty of size and strength, she has a high cruising speed and quickened well.

"She is in everything - the Lowther, and she might step up to seven furlongs later on for the Moyglare. We have a few other reasonable fillies so we'll have to sort them out and see where we are."

After chasing home smart types in Maybe and Teolane on her first two starts, Princess Sinead (13-8) made it third time lucky in good style in the Aer Arann EBF Fillies Maiden under Fran Berry.

Trainer Jessica Harrington said: "The extra furlong helped and maybe the ease in the ground. She ran twice at six furlongs and was always coming home at Naas. She's very big and it is surprising she's running so well so early. She'll have a Moyglare entry and maybe one more run before then."

Aidan O'Brien and Seamie Heffernan, who took the big race with Misty For Me, initiated a double when David Livingston (2-1 favourite) was a comfortable three-length scorer in the Barronstown Stud EBF Maiden.

The Ballydoyle handler made it three when Freedom (5-2 joint-favourite) fought back to beat Forever Glory by a length and a half in the hands of the trainer's son Joseph in the Kilsaran International Maiden.


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