Michael Graham

Michael Graham

Hence powers O'Brien to a Curragh four-timer

Sat 26th May 2018, 17:50

Hence, far side, sees off Dianthus
© Photo Healy Racing

Hence gave Aidan O'Brien a four-timer at the Curragh that paid just over 1,133/1.

The 13/2 shot raced in rear of the valuable fillies' handicap over a mile before moving closer with a quarter of a mile to travel.

She progressed to third approaching the furlong marker and swept past Dianthus with 150 yards left.

The Galileo filly kept on best to seal the spoils by half a length from Dianthus (7/1). Terzetto finished well for third at 9/2, half a length in front of 5/2 favourite Wisdom Mind.

"It was great that she won and Ryan gave her a lovely ride,” Aidan O'Brien said.

“We came here thinking would she have a chance of running in the Sandringham at Ascot. We weren't sure if she'd get a mile.

“She might get it in Ascot. They didn't go mad there and the Sandringham would be a tougher mile but she has a chance and we might look at something like that.”

O'Brien's other winners on the card were Just Wonderful (9/2), Fairyland (4/1) and Merchant Navy (9/2).

Moore partnered three of them - Hence, Just Wonderful and Merchant Navy with Seamie Heffernan on board Fairyland.

Additional reporting by Gary Carson

1st
13/2
Tote €4.90 €1.50
2nd
0.5L
7/1
€2.50
3rd
1L
9/2
€2.10
4th
0.5L
5/2Fav

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