Baby in the Pink in Oyster heat at Galway

Joseph O’Brien’s charge takes Listed honours

  • Tuesday 18 September
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Baby Pink made a swift return to action pay dividends with Listed glory in the Ardilaun Hotel Oyster Stakes at Galway.

Joseph O’Brien’s charge was a eight-and-a-half-length winner at Listowel four days ago and she took the step up from handicap company in her stride in this mile-and-a-half event.

Sent off a 10-1 shot in the hands of Niall McCullagh, Baby Pink dug deep in the final furlong to edge out 7-4 favourite Princess Yaiza by half a length.

McCullagh said: “I’ve ridden a couple of times in those colours (of Derrick Smith, Michael Tabor and John Magnier) for Joe’s dad Aidan, so it was great when Ciaran (O’Toole, agent) said he had a spare in the Listed race and I saw it had won on heavy ground at Listowel.

“When you go on the ground, you always have a chance.

“Joseph said to jump out and try to get her away – sometimes she can be sluggish – but if you’re in the first three or four, ride her handy and ride her a normal race.

“In fairness, she ground it out very well and got to the line good. It’s great to get black type for her and to win is absolutely fantastic.”

Baby in the Pink in Oyster heat at Galway
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