Sister To Alpha Centauri Battles For Curragh Victory
A pair of bluebloods fought out the finish to Friday’s Irish EBF Fillies Maiden at the Curragh, where Discoveries (2f Mastercraftsman - Alpha Lupi, by Rahy) dug deep to justify favouritism for owner/breeder the Niarchos Family.
Fourth on debut earlier this month, the full-sister to Alpha Centauri (Mastercraftsman) raced prominently for much of the seven furlong contest under Shane Foley. Leading from two furlongs out, she was ridden entering the final furlong and rallied to the line to deny Tuesday, a full-sister to Minding (Galileo), by a short head.
Speaking after the race, winning trainer Jessica Harrington said, “She is keeping the family tradition going and is still very green. She improved a lot from the first run to this race and will improve again. The Debutante and the Moyglare are two races we have in mind for her.”