Fillies’ Mile for Intricately?
The Fillies' Mile and a trip to the Breeders' Cup are the options under consideration for Intricately following last weekend's shock victory in the Moyglare Stud Stakes.
Intricately (right) denies Hydrangea in the Moyglare Stud Stakes.
The daughter of Fastnet Rock was a surprise winner on her racecourse debut at Gowran Park in June and while she ran creditably in defeat in both the Silver Flash Stakes at Leopardstown and the Debutante Stakes at the Curragh, she was a 25/1 shot for her Group One debut.
Joseph O'Brien's juvenile belied those starting odds to provide the fledgling trainer with his first top-level success since his riding days, while it was also a first Group One triumph for his brother, Donnacha, beating their father Aidan's Hydrangea into second.
"We were fairly confident. You couldn't say she was going to win, of course, but she was definitely going to give you a good run for your money," the trainer told the Thoroughbred Daily News.
"Both mentally and physically she has been improving all summer and she's bred to improve with time and racing.
"I'd imagine she will have just the one more run this year. She's in the Fillies' Mile at Newmarket and more than likely that's where she'll go – though the Moyglare is a 'Win-and-You're-In' for the Breeders' Cup, so that might be the other option.
"With that pedigree, you'd hope she would make a three-year-old."
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