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Murphy upbeat on Vedette

Colm Murphy feels Voler La Vedette is better than she showed in defeat behind Zaidpour at Gowran last time out.

The mare had previously gained her first Grade One success in the Hatton's Grace at Fairyhouse, before winning over Christmas at Leopardstown. She was sent off odds-on to beat Zaidpour, but Ruby Walsh rode a canny race from the front and held a length advantage at the line.

Murphy told At The Races: "She ran too free the last day and she paid the penalty. If the race was run again we'd be hoping for a different result, but she's come out of it well and we're happy with her."

He went on: "Early on she used to be very keen, but she gives herself a chance now, that has helped her reach her potential and we've been delighted with her.

"She's entered in the World Hurdle and she'll have an entry in the mares' race (at Cheltenham), but there's a lot of water to pass under the bridge before then. We haven't ruled either of them out."


From Belfast Telegraph