Toscanini shines at the Curragh

Air Force Blue's disappointing campaign continued in the Qatar & Equestrian Club Phoenix Sprint Stakes at the .

Toscanini ridden by at the

The vibes were strong for last year's champion juvenile, who flopped in the English and Irish Guineas before finishing 12th in the July Cup, and he went off the even-money favourite.

But he was slowly away and although he quickly made up ground to track the leaders, the response was minimal when Seamus Heffernan asked Aidan O'Brien's charge for an effort and he trailed home last.

The Group Two prize went the way of Toscanini, who was always prominent in his bid to better last season's second.

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