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Last Updated: Sunday, 27 May 2007, 14:46 GMT 15:46 UK
Finsceal clinches Guineas double
Finsceal Beo
Finsceal Beo saw off Dimenticata by a neck at the Curragh
Jim Bolger's Finsceal Beo became only the second filly to complete the Irish and English 1000 Guineas double when landing the Curragh classic.

The odds-on shot saw off the Kevin Prendergast-trained Dimenticata by a neck to emulate the double achieved by Attraction in 2004.

Pipped in the French Guineas, Finsceal Beo hit the front a furlong out.

In another Group One contest, Irish Derby winner Dylan Thomas was beaten by Notnowcato in the Tattersalls Gold Cup.

Manning and Bolger's 9-10 favourite were content to sit patiently in mid-division during the early throes of the race as the front-running Peeping Fawn and Truly Mine ensured a generous gallop.

This enabled Finsceal Beo to slowly crank up the gears.

A few reminders from Manning just before the one-furlong pole seemed to put the race to bed as the daughter of Mr Greeley galloped into a commanding lead from Truly Mine.

But thoughts of premature celebrations were put on ice as 66-1 shot Dimenticata, ridden by Chris Hayes, came from another parish inside the final 500 yards.

Finsceal Beo just held on after a photo-finish, however, and had a neck in reserve at the line.


Boylesports Irish 1000 Guineas
1.
Finsceal Beo (K Manning) 9-10 Fav
2. Dimenticata (C Hayes) 66-1
3. Peeping Fawn (J Heffernan) 12-1



SEE ALSO
Finsceal sets 1000 Guineas record
06 May 07 |  Horse Racing


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