Famous Name does it again
The remarkably consistent Famous Name secured his 17th career victory in the Friarstown Stud International Stakes at the Curragh on Sunday.
A winner of this 10-furlong contest in two of the last three years, the 4-7 favourite went about his business with his usual professionalism and pulled three and three-quarter lengths clear of Defining Year.
Weld said: "As long as he keeps winning, we'll keep going with him.
"As soon as he tells us he's had enough, we'll stop
"He'll go for a Group One in Munich (Grosser Dallmayr-Preis) in a couple of weeks' time."
Sendmylovetorose put her Royal Ascot nightmare behind her by running out a comfortable winner of the Grangecon Stud Stakes.
Andrew Oliver's youngster had to be withdrawn from the Albany Stakes after getting wedged beneath the starting gates, but the 9-2 chance showed no ill effects in the hands of Colm O'Donoghue, claiming this Group Three prize by a length and a quarter from True Verdict.
Oliver said: "I'm absolutely delighted with that.
"Colm took the race by the scruff of the neck and it was very straightforward - everything went to plan.
"She handled the ground but she could go on better ground.
"She went to Ascot last week but didn't get a run - we didn't know if there would be any hang-ups from that but it didn't take anything out of her."
Aidan O'Brien's The United States (2-1) made a winning debut in the Barronstown Stud EBF Maiden, a race won by former Ballydoyle superstars such as Duke Of Marmalade and Rip Van Winkle.
O'Brien said: "He is green and babyish and you'd have to be very happy with him there.
"He will step up into stakes company now and he is a lovely, laid-back horse."
Winning Impact (7-1) took the Irish Mail On Sunday Handicap in the hands of Declan McDonogh, while David Marnane and Fergal Lynch combined to take the Boodles Diamond Handicap with 5-1 shot Empirico.
Midnight Soprano's winning run was brought to an end as 5-2 chance Hartani galloped his rivals into submission in the At The Races Curragh Cup.
Midnight Soprano was the 2-1 favourite following five consecutive triumphs, and though she travelled strongly into contention, Hartani was not for catching.
The John Oxx-trained three-year-old, who had registered back-to-back victories at Tipperary in May, looked better the further he went and ran out a decisive five-and-a-half-length winner under Johnny Murtagh.
Hartani is now in the frame for either the Ladbrokes St Leger at Doncaster or the Irish Field St Leger at the Curragh.
Oxx said: "He's a really honest, no-nonsense horse.
"He goes on soft ground very well, which is a big asset this weekend, and he stays really well.
"With conditions like that it'd take a good one to stop him.
"He could be a Leger candidate - we'll have to run him in a Leger trial - but he won't always have conditions as tough and as testing as this.
"He is a potential high-class horse in staying races.
"We'll have him in both Legers, but we're more likely to have deeper ground over here (than in England)."
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