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Now Or Never routed the opposition in the Topaz E.B.F. Fillies Maiden at Galway.

The Michael O'Callaghan-trained youngster holds some smart entries and showed why in building on the promise of her debut second at Fairyhouse last month.

Rocketing away off the turn, the daughter of Bushranger was five and a half lengths too good for favourite Simannka.

O'Callaghan said of the 6-1 winner: "I always thought a lot of her, and she has big entries. She's in the Moyglare and the Debutante. She's a very nice filly.

"She appreciated a bit of juice in the ground as she's big, and anything she does this year will be a bonus.

"She travelled well, and stays seven furlongs in Galway, so a mile should be no problem. She's well very bred as she's out of a sister to Dream Ahead, and she is just short of 16 hands high."

Beau Sachel (10-1) scored at the Festival for the second year running as he touched off Cairdiuil by a head in the Caulfield Industrial Athlone Handicap, while Benkei (9-2) battled back in gutsy fashion to beat 11-4 favourite Crystal Pearl by half a length in the Handicap.


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