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Thunder Beauty

Thunder Beauty ran well to finish fifth in the Moyglare Stud Stakes. A little slowly into her stride, she was held up in the early stages of the race by Colin Keane. Still last of the 13 runners as they raced past the two-furlong marker, she picked up well when she was moved towards the outside and asked for her effort. It never really looked like she was going to get to the duelling leaders, Shale and Pretty Gorgeous, but it did appear as if her run would take her into third place, before she flattened out a little close home to finish fifth in the end.

It was still a fine performance by Ken Condon’s filly on just the second run of her life. She was impressive in winning her maiden on her racecourse debut at The Curragh in July, she came away from her rivals smartly inside the final furlong despite showing signs of greenness. This was a big step up in class, into a Group 1 contest, the Moyglare Stud Stakes, but she didn’t look out of place in the grade. It was just her second run, she was conceding experience to most of her rivals, and it was her first run in seven weeks, so she should improve for the experience.

Her dam won over a mile and a half in Germany, so she should improve for stepping up in trip. She holds an entry in the Fillies’ Mile, and she will be of interest if she takes her chance in that. Longer term, she could develop into a high-class middle-distance filly next year.

The Curragh, 13th September 2020

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