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Michael Graham

Michael Graham

Murtagh at double and aims high with Know It All

Fri 9th Aug 2019, 19:24

Know It All powers home
© Photo Healy Racing

Johnny Murtagh and Shane Foley enjoyed a quick-fire double at the Curragh when Know It All took the seven furlong Loder Irish EBF Fillies Race.

The Qatar Racing Limited filly tracked Meeting and Alla Luna in third before improving to challenge Alla Luna racing past the two pole.

Foley asked her for more racing to the final furlong and she got her head in front in the final 200 yards.

The 13/2 shot was soon driven out to increase the margin to three parts of a length at the line.

Runner-up Alla Luna was a 6/1 chance and she was two and a quarter lengths ahead of Truth Prevails (12/1).

Johnny Murtagh said: “She had a great run the first day (when fourth over course and distance), and has been very straightforward from day one. She’s a massive big filly and I think she’s got an engine.

“She’s in the Debutante and I think she deserves to take her chance after that.

“She was a bit fresh today and maybe I could have given her an extra bit during the week. I think she’ll learn from that as it’s only her second run.

“She’s very calm at home but today she knew what was happening. Hopefully she will improve and we’ll know the next time when we step her up in class. But she has the size, she has the scope and she has an engine.

“She ran well the first day on good ground, and she handled that today.”

Additional reporting by Alan Magee

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