Requisition denies Nephrite in Loughbrown
Report: Curragh, Sunday
Anne Brewster Memorial Loughbrown Stakes (Listed Race) 7f, 3yo
REQUISITION upset stablemate and odds-on favourite Nephrite when making all to land the Loughbrown - Sunday's win for Aidan O'Brien was the trainer's sixth success in the race over last ten years.
Nephrite was settled in rear by Joseph O'Brien and travelled strongly into the Listedcontest. As the field entered the final furlong O'Brien asked his mount to quicken, but the response was minimal and he made no headway.
That left Requisition and Coolnagree, who both raced prominently, to fight out the finish, with Seamie Heffernan's mount never headed.
On Requisition, O'Brien said: "He got a mile well at Galway when he won his maiden. He's a strong horse and will get a mile well."
On Nephrite, he added: "He could be just a fast horse. He's a half brother to Cape Of Good Hope. We wouldn't be sure he'd get a mile. He travelled very well but just get found out on the soft ground."
The winner was backed into 7-2 second favouritism before theoff, from 6-1.