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Kilboy Estate Stakes (Fillies' Group 2) 1m 1f

  • (3yo+, 1m 1f, Class 1, 7 runners)
  • Winner €65,000 2nd €19,000 3rd €9,000 4th €3,000
  • Going: Good to Firm, Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 1m 55.62s
  • Off time: 15:48:39
  • Last Updated: July 20 2014, 16:15 BST

Mango Diva just got the better of Lahinch Classics in a thrilling finish to the Group Two Kilboy Estate Stakes at the Curragh.

Mango Diva, ridden by Ryan Moore (right), on her way to winning the Kilboy Estate Stakes.
Mango Diva, ridden by Ryan Moore (right), on her way to winning the Kilboy Estate Stakes.

Stoute won the race 12 months previously with Dank who went on to success in America and Mango Diva could try to emulate her.

Lahinch Classics made a bold bid and appeared to have done enough to cling on having seen off Odeliz and the slightly disappointing My Titania.

But Moore is never in a mood to be denied and the 9-2 chance overhauled David Wachman's filly in the nine-furlong Group Three. My Titania was half a length back in third.

James Savage, Stoute's travelling head lad, said: "We were glad there wasn't much rain last night, she's a good-moving filly and wants top of the ground.

"I was praying for it to stop but in the end it just made it nice ground.

"She's progressive and forward moving and while that could be her trip she will stay 10. She just gets caught on her head a bit over a mile.

"The boss and the owner will look for her next race, but she might follow the Dank route.

"Ryan said he didn't feel very well when he got back because of the heat."