Review curragh 2nd May

Mon 2nd May 2016, 18:20

Found (blue and orange) leads Success Days and Fascinating Rock home
© Photo Healy Racing

Found was a hugely impressive winner of the Camelot EBF Mooresbridge Stakes at the Curragh.

The Group Three contest saw a rematch of the Champion Stakes at Ascot last year, with Fascinating Rock coming out victorious over Found on that occasion.

However, Found (11-8) was ridden with confidence by Ryan Moore and though she looked short of room momentarily a furlong out, she eased past her old rival and got the better of the pacesetting Success Days by a cosy length and a quarter.

Awtaad ran out a convincing winner of the Power EBF Tetrarch Stakes for Kevin Prendergast.

The 13-8 chance was settled just behind the early pace by Chris Hayes, but picked up really well in the closing stages to beat Blue De Vega by two lengths.

Prendergast and Hayes bagged a double when Mizaah (7-2) landed the Keadeen Hotel Maiden.

Dolce Strega gave the in-form Willie McCreery yard a big-race winner with victory in the Group Three Canford Cliffs EBF Athasi Stakes.

Settled just behing the pacesetting Steip Amach and favourite Ainippe in the early stages, the 9-2 chance was angled out to challenge a furlong out by Billy Lee and ran on well to beat Steip Amach by a neck.

King Electric got his revenge on Peace Envoy with an all-the-way win in the Ivawood EBF Race.

Ger Lyons' 10-3 winner was beaten by Peace Envoy at Dundalk, but he got his revenge here, keeping on best to run out a half-length winner from the odds-on favourite.

Pat Smullen always had Andrew Slattery's Sors well placed in the K Club Handicap and the 8-1 chance pounced in good style.

Smullen made it a double when Dermot Weld's strong-travelling Rose De Pierre (evens favourite) held on to beat Ottilie in the PG Duffy And Sons Citroen Maiden.

Slattery made it a handicap double with Creggs Pipes' 12-1 win in the Cross' SuperValu Handicap under Declan McDonogh.

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