Diva performance for Stoute
Mango Diva took Group Three honours with a cosy triumph in the Denny Cordell Lavarack & Lanwades Stud Fillies Stakes at Gowran Park.
The Sir Michael Stoute-trained three-year-old stepped up from a Listed victory at Salisbury last month to score under Johnny Murtagh.
Last year's winner Aloof made the running until two furlongs out where Uleavemebreathless came with a strong run that looked like prevailing but it was covered by Murtagh on Mango Diva.
Leading inside the final furlong, Mango Diva (7-4 favourite) drew clear in the closing stages.
Murtagh said: "She pulled up a bit after she hit the front, she's a bit cautious and was watching everything but she is going the right way.
"When I eased her out I always thought I was going to win.
"I gave her a smack and she quickened up well - she's with the right man."
It was a second success in the last five runnings of the race for Stoute, who struck with Ave in 2009.