Noel Meade and Chris Hayes dominated at Naas as Elysium received the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Garnet Stakes and Woman Of Inishfree landed the Irish EBF Public sale Collection Race Closing.
Elysium was purchased by George Strawbridge having received a Group Three final season, however issues had not gone to plan for her this marketing campaign.
Off the observe till Ascot in July, she was final of seven there, earlier than ending down the sphere at each Gowran and Cork.
Nonetheless, Meade has his string in wonderful situation at current and she or he arrived on the heels of the leaders a furlong out travelling ominously properly for Hayes.
Emphatic Reply stored her trustworthy shut house however Elysium received by half a size.
Meade stated “George purchased her after she received the Group Three (Weld Park Stakes) final yr and he kindly left her with me.
“We did not have an awesome run along with her. I hoped she’d run within the Irish Guineas however we by no means bought an opportunity to coach her for it.
There’s a race at Leopardstown subsequent Saturday that she would possibly go for and if not, this may in all probability be her final run for me as she is likely to be going to the States
“She bought a lung an infection within the spring and we could not get her proper. We had all types of issues and it is solely within the final six weeks she began to return proper.
“She was a bit unfortunate in Cork the place she bought into all types of hassle. I knew that on daily basis she was getting a bit higher.
“There’s a race at Leopardstown subsequent Saturday that she would possibly go for and if not, this may in all probability be her final run for me as she is likely to be going to the States.
“I am delighted as he is a stunning man to coach for and he is been very affected person when issues weren’t going proper.”
Woman Of Inishfree broke her maiden in the very best vogue when successful the precious Collection Closing.
Because the filly by Farhh solely value €8,500, she was allotted simply 8st 10lb because the weights carried are decided by their gross sales worth.
That regarded fairly beneficiant provided that on simply her second outing she had outrun her odds within the Listed Ingabelle Stakes at Leopardstown when fourth of 11, overwhelmed simply three lengths.
Ridden confidently by Hayes, Meade’s teen travelled with nice fluency by way of the race, however so did Ger Lyons’ Corporal Violette.
It quickly turned clear the winner would come from these two and it was Woman Of Inishfree (7-2) who proved the stronger, holding off the 11-4 favorite by half a size. Seeingisbelieving was two and a half lengths away in third.
“We have beloved her all alongside and that is why we ran her within the Stakes race. I feel she’s superb and she or he’ll be higher on higher floor,” stated Meade.
“There isn’t a query in my thoughts that she is a Stakes filly.
“She was eligible for this race and was stepping into it properly, so we needed to have it in thoughts. The prize cash is excellent.
“She will not run once more this season and there’s a probability that she may very well be offered. If we’ve got her subsequent yr, hopefully she’s going to go for good races.
“One of many house owners, Eoin Banville, is in hospital in the mean time after getting a kick and knocking the highest off his thumb. It is after getting contaminated so this may give him a little bit of a carry.
“We had been overwhelmed a short-head with Layfayette on this race two years in the past, so it is good to win it.”
Earlier Dermot Weld’s Pearle D’or (13-2) made a successful debut within the Tifrums Irish EBF (C&G) Maiden – additionally ridden by Hayes.
“He is a pleasant, huge horse, nonetheless very uncooked. I stated to Chris ‘take your time on him, he’ll be a bit backward however he is been working very properly and I feel he’ll come house properly for you’. That is precisely what occurred.
“That is it for the yr with him and let’s hope he makes into a pleasant three-year-old for us. He’ll be taught loads from that.”
Michael O’Callaghan is eager to take Siesta Seaside (11-4) to Newmarket for the Bosra Sham Stakes after she was rewarded for a sequence of stable efforts when successful the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Fillies Maiden.