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Emulating stablemate Matrika (Ire) 12 months ago, Ballydoyle’s TDN Rising Star Truly Enchanting (Ire) (No Nay Never–Alluringly, by Fastnet Rock {Aus}) made the quick turnaround from Royal Ascot to provide her sire with back-to-back winners of The Curragh’s G2 Airlie Stud Stakes on Saturday.

Unable to mix it with the fastest fillies when 13th in the five-furlong G2 Queen Mary Stakes, the descendant of Urban Sea (Miswaki) had the pace to lay up with fellow Ascot also-ran California Dreamer (GB) (Mehmas {Ire}) from the outset. Despite hanging towards that G3 Albany Stakes fifth, Ryan Moore’s pick of the stable’s trio finally got the better of her in the final 100 yards and asserted to score by half a length, with another of the Aidan O’Brien fillies January (Ire) (Kingman {GB}) 2 1/4 lengths back in third.

“She got a little bit lost in the middle of the Queen Mary on fast ground, so it wasn’t the right thing to do to send her there but she came out of it very well and of all our fillies Ryan thought that six with an ease in the ground would suit her best,” O’Brien explained. “She was very green, but Ryan said she wasn’t near to the end of her and there was plenty in there–he said to just change her bit next time, as she was hanging right. Her bit is as soft as you can go, but she’s probably taking advantage of it. No Nay Nevers handle soft ground and are tough, but he is a big influence for speed–she might get seven this year but it wouldn’t be a surprise if next year she gets faster.”


An exciting finish to the Airlie Stud Stakes!

Truly Enchanting gets the better of California Dreamer to land Group 2 honours for Aidan O’Brien and Ryan Moore

— The Curragh Racecourse (@curraghrace) June 29, 2024

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