Odeliz: pictured here winning the Group 1 Prix Jean Romanet at DeauvillePICTURE: ScoopDyga
Burke secures another Group 1 win with Odeliz
Report: Italy, Sunday
Capannelle: Premio Longines Lydia Tesio (Group 1), 1m2f, turf, 3yo+ fillies & mares
KARL BURKE hailed Odeliz's victory as a "fantastic result" as the filly ended her racing career in perfect style with a classy success over seven rivals in this €264,000 event.
The €22,000 Falco filly who runs for Barbara Keller was adding to an all-the-way victory in the Prix Jean Romanet at Deauville in August and will make her next appearance at Tattersalls December Mares Sale.
Burke, who travelled to Italy to watch the filly run, said: "That was a fantastic result for everybody. To go out with another Group 1 is superb. She absolutely cantered round on the bridle and took it up probably 100 metres too soon and went a couple of lengths clear.
"Typically of her she just eased up, and it actually looked tighter from than the stands at the finish than it was."
Odeliz was never far off the pace and when Sound Of Freedom hit the front and raised the tempo well over two furlongs out, Odeliz covered the move and tracked her until easing into the lead approaching the final furlong.
At that point jockey Adrie de Vries drove her two lengths clear and it looked a matter of how far for the Middleham-trained filly.
However, a combination of Odeliz idling and the eventual second and third Sound Of Freedom and Via Pisa staying on under pressure meant that she had just a neck and a short neck to spare at the line, with three lengths back to the fourth.
Odeliz, now destined for a career as a broodmare, has won six times, and also finished second five times and third four times. With this Group 1 worth £93,023 to the winner, her total prize-money earnings amounted to £423,745.
Burke added: "She'll leave a big hole but Barbara doesn't breed and she deserves to fetch a hefty price and go to a good home. I hope I get to train one of her offspring at some stage."
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Capannelle: Premio Ribot Memorial Loreto Luciani (Group 3) 1m, turf, 3yo+, 1.45pm GMT
Umberto Rispoli's enterprising ride on Kaspersky (Endo Botti) proved decisive as the Footstepsinthesand colt made it five wins from six starts this season.
There had been just a nose between Kaspersky and Circus Couture when they met last time out but Rispoli left nothing to chance by stealing a march on his main rival when kicking from home fully three furlongs out.
From there on he always held the advantage and as gamely as Circus Couture went about his work right to the line, he could never really close the daylight which separated them.
Kaspersky secured victory by a length and a half, with a further five lengths back to the never-nearer Porsenna.