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Again - Curragh - Irish 1,000 Guineas - 24.05.2009

Again (far side) just denies Lahaleeb to win the Irish 1,000 Guineas, a second Guineas victory over the weekend for sire Danehill Dancer

  PICTURE: Caroline Norris   

Again collects for Danehill Dancer

THE David Wachman-trained filly Again gave her sire Danehill Dancer a 100 per cent record in this year's Irish Guineas races  after battling through the heavy ground to beat Lahaleeb by a length in the 1,000 Guineas.

She was doubling up for the Coolmore stallion after Mastercraftsman's easy four and a half length victory in the colts' race on Saturday.  Both horses were bred by offshoots of the Coolmore empire.

Again is out Cumbres, a half-sister to another leading Coolmore sire Montjeu, a champion three-year-old and winner of the English and Irish Derbys.

Just to press a point home the Group 3 Gallinule Stakes was won by the Aidan O'Brien-trained Grand Ducal, a son of, yes you've guessed it, Danehill Dancer. 

The Group 1 Tattersalls Gold Cup on the same card was also won by an Irish-bred runner, the Moyglare Stud-bred son of Hernando, Casual Conquest. It was a first win at the highest level for the Dermot Weld-trained runner who became his sire's eighth Group 1 winner.





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