Velocidad wins Airlie Stud Stakes in style | Race News

Velocidad maintained their unbeaten record by beating an impressive Airlie Stud Stakes winner at Curragh.

First scorer at Fairyhouse, the filly trained by Joseph O’Brien seems to be a good deal at just 25,000 guineas.

Running in the colors of his mother, Anne-Marie, Velocidad was passionate at first, but perhaps not as passionate as the favorite, the third Cheerupsleepyjean from Fozzy Stack Queen Mary.

It was Aidan O’Brien’s Yet that set the tone for the race, with only four fillies lined up in Group 2, but entering the final stadium, Velocidad (85-40) posted a lap of foot for Declan McDonogh.

Gleneagles’ daughter accelerated to two and a quarter lengths ahead of Yet, Cheerupsleepyjean keeping the same pace in third.

“She won well, Declan gave her a nice lap and she’s a good filly,” said O’Brien.

“Gleneagles was probably not very trendy last year, but he’s a good stallion. The business is very fashion oriented.

“She has always shown a lot of speed, but she’s a family that stays. Today she looked fast and she’s now a Group 2 winner, so everything from now on is a bonus .

“I guess Cheveley Park would be the longer term target.”

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