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Statement streaks clear for impressive win

Statement and Dylan Browne McMonagleStatement and Dylan Browne McMonagle
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Statement quickened up in style to run out an impressive winner of the Coolmore U S Navy Flag Concorde Stakes at Tipperary.

The Joseph O'Brien-trained filly was turning out again quickly in the Group 3 contest having landed a listed race at Cork on Tuesday.

She tracked the leaders in the seven-and-a-half furlong contest before coming to claim front-runner Prettiest at the two pole.

The 5/2 favourite powered clear over a furlong out, under Dylan Browne McMonagle, and stayed on strongly in the closing stages to post a comprehensive five-and-a-half length victory over Current Option

Assistant Brendan Powell said afterwards:- “Dylan was delighted with her, it was even a much improved performance than the other day in Cork.

“It was softer today and Dylan said she actually quickens on that ground, he said he hadn't realised that he'd won so far.

“It was exciting and she's a filly going forward. Hopefully there are more options for her, if she likes this soft ground she's going to get that from now until the end of the season.

“You'd be thinking she had a tough enough race down in Cork but she's come out of it well and she was bucking and kicking the next day.”

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About Gary Carson
Gary started out as a trainee/assistant journalist with the Sporting Life newspaper and has worked in the racing industry for over 25 years. He has been with the Press Association since 2013 and won the Irish Field Nap Table in 2016. He enjoys working with horses and trained his own horse, Mamaslittlestar, to win a point-to-point in 2019.