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Concert Hall

Concert Hall did well to finish fourth in the Moyglare Stud Stakes, coming from the rear of the field in a race in which the pace held up well. Slowly away and settled at the rear of the field early on by Seamie Heffernan, she was still last of the eight runners as they raced inside the three-furlong marker. Moved to the outside of the field by her rider in order to secure clear passage, she picked up on the run to the furlong pole. Still only sixth at that point, she closed all the way to the line to take fourth place, less than four lengths behind the winner Discoveries.

It was a fine run by Aidan O’Brien’s filly. The Moyglare was a race in which the pace held up well. The first and second, Discoveries and Agartha, raced in first and second from early, and it was difficult for the hold-up horses to get into it. By Dubawi, Concert Hall is out of Oaks winner Was, a full-sister to Derby runner-up Amhran Na bhFiann and Derby Trial winner Douglas Macarthur. She won her maiden over seven furlongs at The Curragh on Irish Oaks weekend, and she was sent off as co-favourite for the Group 2 Debutante Stakes on the back of that win, but her breeding and her racing style suggest that she will be better when she goes beyond seven furlongs. She holds an entry in the Group 1 Fillies’ Mile, at Newmarket next month, and she will be of interest if she lines up in that. Looking further ahead, she could be an exciting middle-distance three-year-old filly next season.
The Curragh, 12th September 2021