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Kingsbarns beaten by stablemate

Latest news from this afternoon's meeting at the Curragh, where Hall of Mirrors surprised stablemate Kingsbarns.

Hall Of Mirrors recorded a surprise success in the Kilfrush Stud Royal Whip Stakes.

The outsider of the four runners and apparent second-string for the Aidan O'Brien team behind stablemate Kingsbarns, the Seamie Heffernan-ridden four-year-old made every post a winning one, eventually scoring under just hands and heels.

Joseph O'Brien loomed large on Kingsbarns two furlongs out and looked set to win his race when asked to quicken at the furlong pole, but Hall Of Mirrors (13/2) did not have to go for everything in order to score by a snug half a length.

Parish Hall, the well-backed 11/8 favourite, had every chance but his challenge proved to be short-lived and he was third.