Tiara sparkles in Supreme win
Opal Tiara completed a fine weekend at Goodwood for Oisin Murphy and the Qatar Racing operation with victory in the Doom Bar Supreme Stakes.
Opal Tiara landed the Doom Bar Supreme Stakes
Following on from Lightning Spear's strike in the Celebration Mile on Saturday, Opal Tiara showed a willing attitude as she stuck her neck out between horses to take the Group Three prize.
Jallota looked to have got the split he needed just over a furlong out and Ryan Moore did his best to conjure a winning run from Convey, but in the middle Murphy and Mick Channon's Opal Tiara would not be denied.
In the end the 9-1 winner was a neck to the good over Convey.
Channon told Racing UK: "She's a tough filly, she always has been. She's been in great form all year, I just thought the fillies' allowance might make a difference and the way it's worked out it probably has.
"She's thrived and needs top of the ground, we had to come today, we couldn't wait for Doncaster in case the ground went. The rain came just now, but anyway she's done it.
"I would hope we could keep her in training. I suppose Dubai or Qatar would be an option, where the ground would be fast. I'd like to think we could have a campaign there, but I need to speak to everyone.
"A stiff seven is perfect for her, it's not that stiff here but it's round a bend and they go a proper gallop throughout. Seven or a mile is no problem.
"She just loves racing and work. She's a trainer's dream, really."
Favourite So Beloved had every chance when making his move from the rear but could make inroads on the leaders from the furlong pole.
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