Bye Bye Baby blows hot in Blue Wind Stakes at Curragh

Daughter of Galileo provides Aidan O’Brien with Group Three honours

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Bye Bye Baby waved the opposition a fond farewell by running them into the ground with an all-the-way win in the Plusvital Irish EBF Blue Wind Stakes.

Seamie Heffernan put 1lb overweight on the Aidan O’Brien-trained filly but it made no difference as she powered home in this Group Three heat over a mile and a quarter.

Bye Bye Baby (11-4) pulled out more when challenged to score by two lengths from Jaega, the even-money favourite.

Bye Bye Baby was slashed to 14-1 from 33-1 with Paddy Power for the Investec Oaks.

“You’d be delighted with that and she came forward lovely from Navan,” said O’Brien.

“She’s a very straightforward filly and I couldn’t be happier.

“She’ll go to Epsom next. She’s very straightforward, very uncomplicated and stays well. She’s a very well bred filly, too.

“On their first runs I’m never surprised. Obviously we’ve seen the improvement can be out of this world sometimes.

“When they start off, they start off, and you just want them to progress. The first day is just the start.”

On the size of his teams for the Oaks and Derby, he added: “We’ll have to keep going away and see what happens. The lads will decide how many they want to run.

“If they are there we’ll let them run. We’ll all learn together because really from the trials you don’t know.

“You don’t know what is a good trial or an ordinary one so we’ll let them in there together and find out together.

“James Cook and Zabriskie will go to the Dante.”

Bye Bye Baby blows hot in Blue Wind Stakes at Curragh
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