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Cracksman off the mark in Ireland with expensive filly

Madly Truly and Dylan Browne McMonagleMadly Truly and Dylan Browne McMonagle
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First-season sire Cracksman registered his first Irish winner today, as 410,000gns yearling purchase Madly Truly landed Naas' opening Irish EBF Median Sires Series (Fillies) Maiden for trainer Joseph O'Brien.

Ridden by Dylan Browne McMonagle and drawn widest in 15, the once-raced filly raced prominently throughout and at the line was all-out to hold runner-up faster-finishing Sibyl Charm by a head.

Afterwards O'Brien later said “she had a good run first time out and is a big, strong scopey filly. They went a good gallop and she just tied up a bit in the final 50 yards.

“We like her and we’ll look at something like the Listed race on Champions Weekend. We might give her more time than that.”

Madly Truly was Dalham Hall Stud-based Cracksman's seventh winning juvenile from his first crop.

Quotes from Alan Magee

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About Tom Weekes
A lifelong racing fan, Tom began writing point to point reports in 2002 and has reported for irishracing.com since 2003, when he joined Irish Racing Services - since taken over by the Press Association. Has ridden a point to point winner and won the 2018 Irish Field Naps Table.