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Heel shows smart turn of foot

Come To Heel maintained her unbeaten record with an impressive victory in the Irish Field Curragh Stakes at the Curragh.

Winner of a Cork maiden on her debut earlier this month, the David Wachman-trained daughter of Elnadim (6-4 favourite) was settled behind the pacesetting bunch as the speedy Hurryupharriet took them along in the five-furlong Listed contest.

The leader had her immediate opposition in trouble entering the final quarter-mile, but Wayne Lordan pulled Come To Heel to the outside to attack and she got on top well inside the final furlong to score cosily enough by half a length.

Wachman said: "She's a nice filly and always showed us a fair bit at home. She only ran two and a half weeks ago and hasn't done a lot since then. She shows plenty of class. Six furlongs is probably more her thing.

"I hope she'll be able to step forward again, she'll need to. We'd like to end up in the Cheveley Park Stakes, but we'll have decide whether we run her between now and then. Ideally we would, but we'll see.

"I'd say seven furlongs wouldn't be a problem. Whether she'll go any further, I don't know."


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