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Kiss You Later

Kiss You Later stayed on well to win the 10-furlong three-year-old fillies’ maiden at The Curragh last Sunday. Settled in a share of fourth place early on by Seamie Heffernan behind a good pace that her stable companion Ark set, the Moyglare Stud’s filly was niggled along by her rider as they rounded the home turn, fully three and a half furlongs from home. It appeared that she was travelling sixth best of the first six fillies and, when she moved to her right in behind horses, victory looked unlikely. It was probably at around about that point that she traded at 180 in-running. But she responded gamely to her rider’s urgings, she moved back towards the near side and, still only sixth as they passed the furlong pole, she stayed on strongly down the near side to get up and get the better of Star Angel and River Rain, going on to win by a length and a half in the end.

It was a really game performance by Aidan O’Brien’s filly. She had shaped encouragingly on her previous run, in a Leopardstown maiden on her first attempt at 10 furlongs, when she kept on despite not having a lot of room through the closing stages of the race, and she showed a really willing attitude again here. This was just her fifth race, she should continue to progress as she gains in experience and, on this evidence, she could improve significantly for a step up in trip, a hypothesis that is backed up by her pedigree. She holds an entry in the Group 3 Munster Oaks at Cork on 8th June, and that could be an ideal target for her now.
The Curragh, 21st May 2022