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  • Carla Bianca On Target At Gowran

Irish Stallion Farms E.B.F. Hurry Harriet Stakes (Fillies Listed) 1m 1f 100y

  • (3yo+, 1m 1f 100y, Class 1, 14 runners)
  • Winner €32,500 2nd €9,500 3rd €4,500 4th €1,500
  • Going: Good to Yielding
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 2m 1.11s
  • Off time: 18:31:39
  • Last Updated: August 13 2014, 19:38 BST

Carla Bianca finished strongly to make it back-to-back Listed wins in the Irish Stallion Farms European Breeders Fund Hurry Harriet Stakes at Gowran Park.

Weld: Landed the Listed race at Gowran Park.
Weld: Landed the Listed race at Gowran Park.

The Dermot Weld-trained three-year-old (5/1) had struck at this level when winning at Naas in June and repeated the dose in the hands of Pat Smullen.

The lightly-raced Lahinch Classics was sent off the 7/4 favourite and looked all set to play a major part when travelling powerfully to the lead two furlongs out, but Smullen covered the move and got on top a furlong out.

Lahinch Classics eventually finished out of the frame as Alive Alive Oh ran her best race for some time to take second, a length and three-quarters back, with Beyond Brilliance a never-nearer third.

Weld said: "It was a very pleasing performance with the penalty. It was an exceptionally good Listed race, it was a good Group Three or Group Two standard given the pace they ran it at.

"That's her trip (10 furlongs), she's progressed very well from the spring, it took her a bit of time early on so we paced it slowly with her and it's paying very good dividends.

"We'll take it one step at a time, we'll find a big one for her before the year is out.

"Physically she is developing all the time and will make a lovely four-year-old.

"She loves fast ground and that would be as slow as she can handle."