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Found and Ryan Moore

Found (centre) surges clear after meeting traffic earlier in the race

  PICTURE: Patrick McCann (racingpost.com/photos  

Found impressive in
cosy Mooresbridge win

Report: Curragh, Monday

Camelot European Breeders Fund Mooresbridge Stakes (Group 3) 1m2f, 4yo+

BREEDERS' CUP TURF winner Found turned the tables on Fascinating Rock, reversing the form of last year's Champion Stakes at Ascot, and exacted her revenge in stylish fashion to win the Group 3 contest.

Aidan O'Brien's star filly stepped up markedly from a recent third on her return, though there was an anxious moment or two for Ryan Moore, who appeared trapped in behind Success Days and Fascinating Rock with a furlong to go.

However, Moore showed why many regard him as the best in the business as he threaded the needle between the two leaders and steered the 11-8 shot to a hands and heels length-and-a-quarter win.

Campaign mapped out

Betfair Sportsbook shortened Found to evens (from 5-2) for the Tattersalls Gold Cup at Curragh on May 22, while also making her 9-4 (from 7-2) for the Prince of Wales's Stakes at Royal Ascot and 10-1 (from 16) for the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe.

Found is also entered in the Coronation Cup at Epsom, for which she is a 3-1 chance with Betfair (from 7-2), but O'Brien has mapped out a globetrotting campaign for his talented daughter of Galileo that could limit domestic appearances.

Found and Ryan Moore

Ryan Moore (left) looked happy after Found's victory

  PICTURE: Patrick McCann (racingpost.com/photos  

O'Brien, fresh from success in the Qipco 1,000 Guineas with Minding, said: "Found hasn't come in her coat and I didn't think she'd come on as much as she seems to have.

"You'd have to be very happy. The plan was that she would go next to the Tattersalls Gold Cup at the Curragh and possibly the Coronation, but basically she's to get a break with a view to later in the season.

"We'd be thinking two runs after the break before the Arc, and maybe the Breeders' Cup after that."

How it panned out

Success Days made most and it appeared Ken Condon's four-year-old would take some passing with Found buried in behind the two leaders, while Fascinating Rock faded out of contention late on.

John Joseph Murphy's Hot Sauce, ridden by Kieren Fallon, also showed up well and looked a contender with two furlongs to run, though as soon as Found was in the clear there was only going to be one winner.

 
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