Ansaab makes it 5 from 6 for favourite backers
Declan McDonogh & Ansaab on their way to victory
(Healy Racing Photos)
The winning son of Cape Cross won his maiden on the fourth time of asking at Dundalk in October before running a cracker to finish second to the progressive Sharestan in the Irish Lincolnshire over the course last month.
The 4yo gelding was ridden to challenge a furlong out and hit the front inside the final furlong.
Excelebration lived up to expectations by taking the feature Group 3 Big Bad Bob Gladness Stakes at the Curragh this afternoon in convincing fashion on his first start for trainer Aidan O'Brien (treble on the day).