Arizona opens account in good style at the Curragh for Aidan O'Brien

Sun 26 May 2019

Aidan O’Brien’s Arizona had no trouble opening his account at the second time of asking in the Tally Ho Stud Irish EBF (C&G) Maiden at the Curragh, leading home a one-two-three for the trainer.

Second on his debut earlier in the month, the No Nay Never youngster never looked in any danger.

Ryan Moore decided to keep things simple on the 8-15 favourite and he ran out an eight-length winner over stablemates King Of Athens and New World Tapestry, with a Royal Ascot bid now on the cards.

There was drama in behind with Red Assembly coming down, but Luke McAteer was able to stand after the incident. Unfortunately Red Assembly was put down.

“We really liked him the first day when he was green. He looks an Ascot two-year-old,” said O’Brien.

“Ryan said he galloped through the line which is a good sign. You would have to be very happy with him.”

There was more drama in the Hanlon Concrete Handicap when Gavin Ryan was unseated from Teddy Boy coming out of the stalls and he went on to play a part in the finish.

Donnacha O’Brien was leading the far side group on Little Clarinet, but he had to stop riding deep inside the final furlong as Teddy Boy drifted into his path.

That allowed Leigh Roche on Baby Power (14-1) on the near side to land the spoils by a length and a half, with Little Clarinet only fourth.

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