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Jack is quick as a Flash

A review of the rest of the action from Leopardstown where Jack Naylor ran out a surprise winner of the Silver Flash Stakes.

Jack Naylor caused a 14-1 stir by winning the Group Three Jockey Club Of Turkey Silver Flash Stakes.

The Jessica Harrington-trained filly was delivered fast and late by jockey Fran Berry to get up in the final 100 yards and deny the onrushing Agnes Stewart.

Game frontrunner Qualify finished third, but Marsali, the 11-4 favourite, was disappointing.

Jack Naylor had previously been sighted at Roscommon on July 7, when she won a seven-furlong maiden by three and a half lengths.

Harrington said: "She stays really well, but probably a mile would suit her better. She did it like I hoped she would and she loves that ground.

"She's in the Debutante (Curragh, August 24) and I'd quite like to go there, but it might be hard with a penalty so we could supplement her for the Moyglare (Curragh, September 14).

"You'd say she'll get a mile and a half next year what with the way she is bred."

Berry said: "Her work at home has always been good. She was good, very tough, and they went a really good gallop. At the line she was finishing out very strongly. Her stamina came into play."

Despite John F Kennedy's earlier reverse, Aidan O'Brien still had cause to smile when Gleneagles ably justified 4-7 favouritism in the three-runner Japanese Racing Authority Tyros Stakes.

The Galileo colt was beaten by the reopposing Convergence on his debut at Leopardstown in June but he reversed that form in the hands of Joseph O'Brien.

Gleneagles, who won a strong Curragh maiden on his second visit to the racecourse towards the end of last month, was last of the trio for a long way but made his move one and a half furlongs from home.

The Ballydoyle inmate had to work fairly hard late on, but he was always doing enough to keep Tombelaine at bay.

Convergence also shaped creditably as he was not beaten far at all in third.

Aidan O'Brien said: "I'm delighted with that. Sometimes these three-runner races can be a bit messy, so he'll have probably learned plenty from it.

"They went slow early on and he picked up well, Joseph did the right thing in relaxing him and riding him to educate him.

"I'd imagine he'll improve a good bit from that, as he's still a bit babyish."

O'Brien indicated that the Goffs Vincent O'Brien National Stakes at the Curragh on September 14 could come under consideration for him.