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Oh So True

Oh So True put up an encouraging performance on her racecourse debut to finish third in the 10-furlong three-year-old fillies’ maiden. Last out of the gate and slowly into her stride, she was given plenty of time by Gavin Ryan to find her racing rhythm. Still last of the 14 runners as they made the turn for home, she did get a nice run through on the inside, but she ran on willingly among horses through the closing stages of the race. She moved into third place deep inside the final furlong, and she closed on the leading pair all the way to the line.

It was a race in which it was difficult for anything to make ground from the rear. Two of the Aidan O’Brien fillies, Snow and Salsa, disputed the lead from early, and they finished first and second, while St Clerans, who raced in third place behind them from flagfall, only ceded that position deep inside the final furlong, so Oh So True did well to stay on as well as she did to take third place. Bought for €750,000 at Arqana as a yearling in 2018, Donnacha O’Brien’s filly is really well bred, a daughter of American Pharoah out of Shawara, winner of a listed race over a mile and a half-sister to Irish Oaks winner Shawanda. A half-sister to Shareta, a Yorkshire Oaks winner and a Prix Vermeille winner, she should improve with this experience under her belt, and she could improve again for a step up to a mile and a half.

The Curragh, 13th June 2020