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Tiger Moth

Tiger Moth ran a big race to finish second in the Irish Derby.  He travelled well through his race for Emmet McNamara.  He made his ground up on the outside and he got out after Santiago after his stable companion had burst clear.  While it never looked like he was going to get to the winner, he did close to a head, and he came five lengths clear of the rest of the field.

Like 13 of the 14 runners, this was just Tiger Moth’s second run this season, but it was just his third run ever.  He had travelled well too in the 10-furlong maiden that he won at Leopardstown in early June, and he had kept on well to beat his better-fancied stable companion Dawn Patrol by a half a length, with Order Of Australia and Amhran Na bhFiann back in third and fourth.  There is plenty of speed in his pedigree, his dam, Lesson In Humility, won a Ballyogan Stakes and finished third in a Diamond Jubilee and in a Prix Maurice de Gheest, and he is a half-brother to Coach House, who won a Marble Hill Stakes and finished second to No Nay Never in the Norfolk Stakes.  But he is by Galileo, and he stayed a mile and a half well on Saturday.  He will be of interest wherever he goes next.

The Curragh, 27th June 2020