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Thursday, 18 October, 2018

Haggas the Master again as another Irish raid pays dividends at Tipperary

One Master (green cap) lands the Group 3 Coolmore Fairy Bridge Stakes under Colm O'Donoghue
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William Haggas's Irish raids have paid off spectacularly this season, highlighted by the victories of Sea Of Class in the Irish Oaks and Urban Fox in the Pretty Polly Stakes, and another filly struck for the Newmarket trainer at Tipperary when One Master came from off the pace to land the Group 3 Fairy Bridge Stakes.

Ridden patiently by Colm O'Donoghue, the daughter of Fastnet Rock came with a sustained and powerful run on the outside of the field to get up close home and deny fellow British visitor Dan's Dream from the Mick Channon stable by half a length, the two pulling clear of the home challengers headed by the Joseph O'Brien-trained Ship Of Dreams.

Fairy Bridge Stakes result, replay and analysis

"Mr Haggas was confident of a very good run from her," said O'Donoghue.

"I spoke to James Doyle and Ryan Moore about her and they were both very complimentary. They said to just ride her cold and that she would finish off the race well. Ground and trip weren't a problem for her and she hit the line strong."

Travelling head groom Chris Durham said: "She had been training very well and the boss was very happy with her. She was suited by seven furlongs and the ground being on the easy side suited her better. So, hopefully, it's onwards and upwards with her."

Of the home brigade, Galway winner Yulong Gold Fairy faded inside the final furlong to finish fourth after leading early in the straight, while nothing went right for the Ballydoyle-trained favourite I Can Fly.

After missing the break from her inside draw, she endured a nightmare passage under Donnacha O'Brien and was held up in her run more than once before finishing strongly to take fifth place. 

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I spoke to James Doyle and Ryan Moore about her and they were both very complimentary
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