I Can Fly bounces back in Boomerang

Sat 15 Sep 2018

I Can Fly lived up to her name as she hit top gear in the final furlong to win the Group Two Clipper Logistics Boomerang Stakes at Leopardstown.

Trainer Aidan O’Brien and jockey Ryan Moore flew in by helicopter after winning the St Leger at Doncaster with Kew Gardens, and they were rewarded in style as the daughter of Fastnet Rock returned to form after being beaten at Tipperary.

I Can Fly (7-2) produced a terrific turn of foot storm past stable companion Kenya and cross the line a length and three-quarters to the good. Pinchek was a further two and a half lengths away in third.

“We thought the world of her in the spring. She just disappointed a few times and it took her a while to get it back together,” said O’Brien.

“She did it very nicely and quickened up very well. She won nicely in Killarney and then was slow away in Tipperary, but Donnacha (O’Brien) was very happy with her.

“All those fillies’ races are there for her and she’ll probably stay a bit further than a mile. She got home well today and it was a good, solid pace.”

He added of the runner-up: “That’s the way Kenya won the (Irish) Cambridgeshire and he’s a solid horse. He ran a great race and he’s in the English Cambridgeshire.”

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