dundalk 11th Apr
Aloof made a most encouraging reappearance in the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Fillies Race at Dundalk.
Second to Classic contender Wading before opening her account over a mile at this course in November, David Wachman's daughter of Galileo clearly enjoyed the move up to 10 furlongs on her seasonal bow.
The 11-8 favourite was allowed a clear lead early in the race and she never looked in trouble up front, easing further clear as Wayne Lordan asked for a response turning in.
Madhmoonah gave chase but was over four lengths in arrears as the winner passed the post.
Having won his only start last term, Ger Lyons' Choisir gelding was allotted top weight for his seasonal return but Murtagh soon had him in front.
Second only to Oaks entrant Shebella on her Limerick introduction, the daughter of Exceed And Excel, ridden by Declan McDonogh, readily went one better with a pillar-to-post three and a half-length success over market rival Wasabi's House.
The Irish Stallion Farms EBF Fillies Maiden produced a surprise, with Paddy Twomey saddling a winner with his first ever runner as a trainer.
Sent off the 28-1 outsider of the field, the four-year-old Hunting Goddess, ridden by Bill Lee, took it up approaching the furlong pole and battled all the way to the line.
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