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Almost certainly bred for further than the five furlongs she started over on Tuesday evening, Ballydoyle’s regally-bred Truly Enchanting (Ire) (No Nay Never–Alluringly, by Fastnet Rock {Aus}) duly overcame in the style of a top-class prospect to earn TDN Rising Star status in the Visit Tipperary Fillies Maiden at the Limerick Junction track. Niggled along early by Ryan Moore to keep tabs on more precocious rivals, the daughter of the Oaks third Alluringly and half-sister to the G2 Kilboy Estate S. winner Lily Pond (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}) really began to find her stride inside the last two furlongs. Powering through the testing ground to overhaul the Joseph O’Brien-trained Oxford Rock (Ire) (Starspangledbanner {Aus}) with 150 yards remaining, the 100-30 shot hit the line strong with 3 3/4 lengths to spare with the experienced Shamrock Breeze (Ire) (Ardad {Ire}) giving some context a further 2 1/2 lengths away in third. Truly Enchanting, who becomes the ninth TDN Rising Star for her sire, boasts as her fourth dam the great Urban Sea (Miswaki). From a true Epsom family, she promises to get at least a mile but it is notable that No Nay Never‘s prior TDN Rising Stars include Little Big Bear (Ire), Ten Sovereigns (Ire) and Aesop’s Fables (Ire), all of whom were at their best over sprint trips.

Ryan was delighted with her and said she’d have no problem getting six and that she could get seven,” Aidan O’Brien said. “She was green early, but Ryan said they didn’t go mad early which have her a chance. We’ll see how much she comes on, as she’s a little bit laid-back at home so she could come on plenty. The [G3] Albany is possible.”

Nice debut

Truly Enchanting, who is from the family of Sea The Stars, is strong at the finish as she opens her account in taking fashion.

Bred to be good, she looks like a filly who will learn plenty from this first day at school.@Ballydoyle | @coolmorestud

— Racing TV (@RacingTV) May 28, 2024


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