Rizeena slashed for Guineas glory
Rizeena is a hot favourite for the QIPCO 1000 Guineas after taking the scalps of Kiyoshi and Tapestry in the Moyglare Stud Stakes at the Curragh.
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Kiyoshi may have gone into the race as the ante-post favourite for the fillies' showpiece at Newmarket but the Charlie Hills-trained filly had to give best to the Queen Mary winner and she was eventually demoted to third place having been judged to have caused interference.
Clive Brittain's filly stayed on resolutely off the back of a frenetic early pace and was a ready winner by three-quarters-of-a-length.
Stan James went as low as 6/1 for her to follow in the hoofprints of Pebbles and Sayyedati, although Sky Bet were initially more circumspect and the Leeds firm made the winner a 10/1 shot from 25s.
Sky Bet spokesman Ken Dickson added: "She had the speed to win at Royal Ascot over five furlongs but stayed on well to win the seven furlong Group One Moyglare Stud Stakes. She is a strong filly and staying the mile of the Guineas mile isn't totally out of the question next season."
Earlier in the card, Dazzling, a full sister to Roderic O'Connor, made a winning racecourse debut in the Sapphire European Breeders Fund Fillies Maiden.
She was installed as a general 20/1 shot for next year's 1000 Guineas - although bet365 have stuck their neck out and offer 25s - but she could well head to Britain sooner than that as she still holds an entry for the Fillies' Mile at Newmarket at the end of the month.
Great White Eagle was well fancied ahead of the Group 3 Round Tower Stakes and Aidan O'Brien's charge did not disappoint.
The son of Elusive Quality had to be brought around his field to secure victory but he was comfortably superior to his rivals and was clipped into a best price of 12/1 (William Hill, Ladbrokes, Boylesports) for the 2000 Guineas.
Saturday's Solario Stakes winner, Kingman, remains the general 5/1 favourite.