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O'Brien and Ryan double up with La Dolce Vita

La Dolce Vita, centre, driven home by Gavin RyanLa Dolce Vita, centre, driven home by Gavin Ryan
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Donnacha O'Brien and Gavin Ryan sealed a juvenile double at Tipperary when 15/8f La Dolce Vita took the honours in the Glenvale Stud Race over an extended seven furlongs.

The grey daughter of Caravaggio was by far the most experienced in the field with three runs under her belt. Indeed, four of the seven runners were having their first start.

She broke nicely to track fast-starting Pivotal Trigger and was ridden to try and reel in the leader inside the final furlong.

She came through to head her rival with less than 100 yards to go and kept on best to score by three parts of a length. Newcomer Hans Andersen kept on in eye-catching fashion to get up for second at 3/1.

O'Brien said: "She did it well, handled the ground and is a very decent filly. She stayed the trip well and it is nice to get a win into her.

"There was no pace, they quickened up well and runner-up (Hans Andersen) obviously ran on well but it is hard around here if you don't have a previous run.

"I thought it would take a very good one to beat her first time out, like Dad's was (Aidan O'Brien's Deneuve) but she is a decent Stakes filly. We'll step back up to Stakes company next and she could go for the Silver Flash Stakes at Leopardstown."

La Dolce Vita had been placed in both Naas and Gowran Park.

O'Brien and Ryan also teamed up with Wodao to win the Listed Tipperary Stakes by the minimum margin.

Additional reporting by Tom Weekes

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