Wed. Sep 27th, 2023

Tahiyra stamped her class on the Coolmore America “Justify” Matron Stakes at Leopardstown with a fourth Group One victory for Dermot Weld and Chris Hayes.

Off the observe on a mid-season break since impressing within the Coronation Stakes at Royal Ascot, Weld had introduced the Aga Khan-owned three-year-old alongside steadily for her autumn targets.

Tahiyra and Chris Hayes ease to Coronation Stakes victory at Ascot

Hayes had her within the excellent spot all through and having entered the flip for house in fourth place, she arrived on the quarters of Zarinsk nonetheless on the bridle with solely Simply Lovely to catch.

She quickly quickened previous Paddy Twomey’s runner and Hayes was capable of benefit from the remaining half a furlong, saluting the gang as she crossed the road.

Tom Clover’s Rogue Millennium outran her 12-1 odds, closing into second, narrowly catching Simply Lovely, however neither had been a match for the 5-6 favorite as she gained by an eased-down size and 1 / 4.

“Regardless of what number of Group Ones you are lucky in life to win, that may at all times go down as a particular one for us,” stated Weld.

“All of the stress was on this filly, she’d gained the (Irish) Guineas and gained at Royal Ascot. A number of the different fillies she’d overwhelmed had fallen by the wayside, however she retains profitable.

“Leopardstown has been very fortunate for me and the way in which to trip Leopardstown, like most tracks, is to only hold it easy, to trip her with confidence.

“We knew there could be a very good tempo on, they’re excellent fillies and it was a superb renewal of the race, I am positive the time is sweet. She’s a really gifted filly.

“She was eight-10 kilos heavier immediately than when she gained at Royal Ascot and I used to be simply very completely satisfied once I noticed Chris cruising there on the surface.

“I stated to only take your time and regularly get there, that is what he did.

“She’s an incredible animal and I’ve a beautiful workforce and it is nice for them. We have tons to stay up for together with her.

“I stated it was someday at a time together with her and we’ll see how she comes out of the race. Clearly the Breeder’s Cup needs to be a risk and a call shall be made on whether or not she’s saved in coaching for subsequent yr. There may be tons to seems ahead to.”

Hayes added: “Whenever you get alternatives like this, you’ll be able to’t miss. There’s lots of religion and belief put into me for a filly like this and connections like these, Moyglare Stud and workforce Rosewell – it’s important to get it proper when it counts.”

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