Tahiyra atones for Newmarket let-down with victory within the Irish 1,000 Guineas on the Curragh as jockey Chris Hayes hails ‘robust and tenacious’ filly
- The Aga Khan-owned horse had come second within the Qipco 1,000 Guineas
- However reminiscences of that had been exorcised with a storming win within the Irish model
Tahiyra exorcised reminiscences of a painful defeat within the Qipco 1,000 Guineas at hand coach Dermot Weld a second straight victory within the Tattersalls Irish 1,000 Guineas on Sunday.
Owned by the Aga Khan, the 2-5 favorite quickened well to beat Mediate by a length-and-a-half on the Curragh.
Jockey Chris Hayes, who landed the fillies’ Basic for Weld 12 months in the past with Homeless Songs, admitted Tahiyra’s victory left him a relieved man after ending second within the English Guineas.
‘I do know we may do no extra at Newmarket, however I used to be very deflated after and I took it laborious,’ he advised Racing TV.
‘It was simply self-criticism, however we had been capable of get issues proper at the moment. Tactically I needed to be very conscious from the place I used to be drawn, and I wanted a prepared companion and by God she’s good.
Tahiyra storms to victory within the Irish 1,000 Guineas on the Curragh on Sunday
Jockey Chris Hayes celebrates after taking victory by a length-and-a-half from Mediate
Tahiyra’s proprietor Princess Aga Khan following Sunday’s victory within the Irish 1,000 Guineas
‘She’s robust and tenacious. Ideally, she’d like a sooner tempo, but it surely’ll present you ways good she is when she will be able to adapt to circumstances like that. I would all the time take into account myself a journeyman jockey, so it was essentially the most strain.’
Earlier on the cardboard, The Aidan O’Brien-trained Luxembourg held off the problem of Sir Michael Stoute’s Bay Bridge to win the Group One Tattersalls Gold Cup by half a size.
O’Brien’s four-year-old — who was leaving a poor comeback run effectively behind — confirmed an incredible angle beneath Ryan Moore.
- Passenger, an unfortunate loser when dead-heating for third within the Dante Stakes at York, will at the moment be supplemented for Saturday’s Betfred Derby by Sir Michael Stoute.