Breaking Story makes headlines at Curragh

Sheila Lavery on the mark in opening maiden

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Sheila Lavery’s Breaking Story ran out a ready 33-1 winner of the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Maiden at the Curragh.

There were some regally-bred youngsters making their debut, principally from Ballydoyle, but none had an answer to the three-quarters-of-a-length winner.

Aidan O’Brien fielded newcomers out of Oaks winner Was, multiple Group One scorer Moonlight Cloud and Duntle, the latter two both by Galileo, but none could land a blow.

Robbie Colgan kept Breaking Story out of trouble down the centre of the track and he pulled nicely clear to defeat I Am Superman with something to spare.

“We really liked him. He’s been ready to run for a while but I just thought he looked very shelly so I’ve just given him time,” said Lavery.

“I wasn’t brave enough to make smart entries for him but I suppose I should have a look now.

“Robbie said that when he hit the front he had loads more horse, but he just kind of pulled himself up and then when he heard them coming he went on again.

“He’s home-bred and he’s another Dandy Man.”

Ryan Moore was in action at Saratoga on Saturday evening but he showed no signs of jet-lag when driving home Lost Treasure (5-1) to win the Gabriel Curran Memorial Maiden.

It was tight with Ajmera, but O’Brien’s youngster got home by a head, despite still looking green.

“He had a run last year, but we were afraid of the ground and he was just ready to start,” said O’Brien.

“Ryan was happy with him, he just said he was very green when he got there and probably doesn’t know an awful lot yet.

“We might go back for a handicap with him. He shouldn’t be highly rated off that.

“He’s a very well-bred horse. If you got him on the right road you wouldn’t know what he’d turn in to.”

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