Edelmira wins competitive G3 for Peintre

The Aga Khan’s home-bred filly Edelmira (3f Peintre Celebre-Elbasana, by Indian Ridge) shook off 11 rivals with ease to land the G3 Irish Stallion Farms EBF Give Thanks Stakes at Cork on Tuesday evening.

The Peintre Celebre filly, a runaway Tipperary maiden winner on her debut in April, was out of the frame in the G3 Munster Oaks on her only other outing but connections felt the better ground on Tuesday proved to her benefit.

“She disappointed the last day when conditions were all against her,” said Kris Weld, whose father Dermot trains the filly. “Soft ground is the key to her. She is in on Arc weekend in a Group 2 for fillies and mares and she’ll more than likely get her ground there.”

Jockey Pat Smullen, speaking to irishracing.com, added: “I was adamant that she didn’t let herself down on the fast ground the last day. She’s a smart filly but she’s ground dependent. All these Aga Khan fillies seem to do is improve and I was very impressed with the way she picked up.”

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