Seventh Heaven goes to the top of her class with emphatic win
Her stablemate Found had that title last year but was found wanting in the closing stages of yesterday's race as the two Aidan O'Brien fillies went for the line.
Both had a similar chance when their riders extricated them from traffic problems a furlong and a half out.
Seventh Heaven's superior turn of foot, though, meant it was soon game over, her rider Colm O'Donoghue recording his most important success since the 2015 Investec Oaks.
"These are Ryan's (Moore) rides and it's nice to get the opportunity,'' said the winning jockey, who is third in the pecking order at O'Brien's.
''Hopefully we're looking after them for him and he's getting back soon. She's a very good filly. She was obviously a Classic winner coming here and was getting the weight allowance from some older fillies, so we made use of it.
"She's tough and genuine, has a great temperament and a beautiful action."
O'Brien was thrilled with the performances of both the winner and the second.
"We were delighted with Seventh Heaven at home and Colm gave her a beautiful ride,'' said the boss of Ballydoyle. ''She came forward lovely from the Curragh and we thought the track and ground and trip would suit her well. She's a lot of options and as she's a beautiful traveller and likes fast ground the Filly & Mare Turf at the
Breeders' Cup is an obvious target. I'd say she's going to make a real four-year-old, because she's big and rangy.
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|Date||Silk||Selection||Time / Course||Price|
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|18/08/2017||Duke Of Yorkshire||17:30 Catterick|
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