Eminence and Ryan Moore assert© Photo Healy Racing
Aidan O'Brien and Ryan Moore completed a 97/1 Leopardstown treble when Eminence (7/1) prevailed in the Leopardstown Ladies Evening Handicap.
At the seven furlong point Jupiter Road appeared to go wrong and cannoned into Eminence's stable companion, South Pacific bringing that fellow and Donnacha O'Brien to the ground. Thankfully all seemed relatively okay afterwards.
Earlier on the mark with Never No More in the 2,000 Guineas Trial, and Broome in the Ballysax, here Eminence added to O'Brien's gains by tracking the leaders on the inner, and he was third at the halfway stage.
Pushed along early in the straight Eminence made headway under two furlongs out.
Ridden to lead a furlong out, the victorious Sea The Stars colt soon asserted and stayed on well to account for Elite Trooper Grey by three and a half lengths.
The Stewards enquired into an incident in the back straight involving South Pacific (GB), ridden by D. O'Brien, and Jupiter Road (GB), ridden by A.C. Persse.
Evidence was heard from the riders concerned.
D. O'Brien stated that his mount was brought down by a horse in front of him suddenly veering to the right.
A.C. Persse stated that his mount suddenly veered right as he approached the road crossing.
Having viewed the recording of the race and considered the evidence, the Stewards found that the incident was caused by accidental interference and took no further action.
(GC & EM)