Niall McCullagh sends Believe In Beauty home© Photo Healy Racing
Believe In Beauty (11-2) forged on well to take the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Median Auction Maiden in Dundalk.
Niall McCullagh's mount was strong in the final furlong as she beat Turbo Command (9/2) by a length and a quarter. Acquiescent could give no more in the final furlong and came in third at 10/1.
“She's been very consistent and is deserving of that,” said Ken Condon.
“She's been solid the whole way through. It was her first on the surface but Niall did say that she'd really like it. She likes fast ground, she doesn't bend her knee, and he was right.
“Even from a poor draw she broke smart and got a good tow into the race. He said he was going well everywhere. She was dead straight up the home run.
“David is away in Spain for the week on an annual golf trip with his brothers. He's had a good year and has been a good supporter and been lucky.
“We'll look for a nursery or something here. She's actually in the Forans series final and it's a nice pot.
“She'll run away, she's taking it well, and we'll keep going to the end of the season.”
Additional reporting by Gary Carson