Acapulco makes winning start
Acapulco made a successful Irish debut in the Sole Power Sprint Stakes at the Curragh.
The flying filly was a brilliant juvenile when trained in America by Wesley Ward, winning the Queen Mary at Royal Ascot in 2015, but has been switched to Aidan O'Brien and is in-foal to Galileo.
The 11-8 favourite settled in midfield and took a little while to hit top gear when asked by Donnacha O'Brien, but she eventually found her stride and pulled away to beat Ardhoomey by half a length.
Her rider said: "At home we were trying to get her to relax and that's what the hood was all about. She was a bit lazy today, but when I gave her a squeeze she quickened up nicely.
"I think when we take the hood off her she'll step up again. It's a lovely start.
"It was perfect for her first day, let her relax and enjoy it, so it worked."
Latest Win Trixie Tip
|Date||Silk||Selection||Time / Course||Price|
|£2.50 Win Trixie Pays £1,205.00 with Bet365|
|20 Aug 2017||Athloman Cottage||14:25 Tramore (IRE)|
|20 Aug 2017||Treasuring||14:45 Curragh (IRE)|
|20 Aug 2017||Tectonic||15:25 Pontefract|