Gleneagles Filly Confirms Form With Maiden Victory
Sunday saw Precious Moments (2f Gleneagles - Tarbela, by Grand Lodge) gain a well-deserved maiden victory when scoring over six furlongs at the Curragh.
The Aidan O’Brien-trained bay was sent off favourite off the back of some fine performances in defeat, most notably when claiming runners-up honours behind Albigna (Zoffany) in a Group 2 over course and distance.
Donnacha O’Brien soon settled her behind the leaders, improving to lead over a furlong from home and was ridden out to go clear, winning by three lengths and a quarter. Her delighted winning trainer later commented, “She's very fast, like all the Gleneagles really, and genuine too.”
A 500,000gns yearling buy, Precious Moments was bred by Lynch Bages out of Tarbela, who has previously produced the likes of Group 2 victor Sword Fighter (Galileo) and dual Listed winner Big Audio.