O’Brien’s Intelligence prevails

Intelligence Cross looked in a different class to his rivals as he powered away to convincingly take the Round Tower Stakes at the Curragh.

Intelligence Cross outclassed his rivals in the Round Tower Stakes

Placed in his last two starts behind Mehmas after opening his account over this course and distance, Aidan O'Brien's youngster was always well-placed on the near-side rail as Velveteen made the running.

When Seamie Heffernan asked the 11-8 favourite for his effort the response was impressive as he quickened clear to score by four and a quarter lengths from Holy Cat. De Boss Man was a neck back in third.

Intelligence Cross was completing a treble for O'Brien following the wins of Yucatan and Somehow earlier on the card.

O'Brien said: "He went to York, but didn't run because of the ground. He missed a few bits of work because of going over there and I was a little bit worried about that today.

"We'll look at the Middle Park now with him."

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