Fastnet 2yo Smuggler’s Cove wins Listed contest by 7l

Fastnet Rock conformation

Fastnet Rock colt Smuggler’s Cove (2c Fastnet Rock-Chenchikova, by Sadler’s Wells) ran out a brilliant seven-length Listed winner at Dundalk on Friday evening and could now step up to G1 company.

The Aidan O’Brien-trained colt had previously run out an easy winner at Listowel before stepping up for this stunning victory in the Listed Irish Stallion Farms European Breeders Fund Star Appeal Stakes.

“He bolted in,” winning rider Joseph O’Brien told the Racing Post. “I looked at the big screen before the finish and I couldn’t believe we were so far in front.

“He’s been improving with every run and he liked the surface. I’m not sure about plans but he could be a horse for the G1 Racing Post Trophy if the ground is good.”

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