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Logo Hunter plunders Sole Power prize for Michael Browne

PA Sport 6:22pm, Sun 16 May 2021

Logo Hunter after winning the Sole Power Sprint Stakes at Naas (PA) Logo Hunter continued his fine run of form when a conclusive winner of the Listed Sole Power Sprint Stakes at Naas for small-scale trainer Michael Browne. A 5,000 guineas purchase for owner Patrick Moyles, the gelded son of Brazen Beau had finished in the frame on each of his four previous runs this term, previously winning the Cork Racecourse Handicap before being narrowly denied in the Committed Stakes at Navan – the latter performance being his trainer’s first ever runner in a Listed race.

McGuinness eyeing Ascot run for Naas hero A Case Of You

PA Sport 5:36pm, Sun 16 May 2021

Ado McGuinness and Ronan Whelan after A Case Of You’s win (PA) A Case Of You relished the soft ground at Naas to take the Group Three Goffs Lacken Stakes for Ronan Whelan and Adrian McGuinness. The three-year-old bounced back from a disappointing performance in the 2,000 Guineas Trial at Leopardstown in April, when he started as the 9-4 favourite.

Newcomer Hermana Estrella claims surprise Naas verdict

PA Sport 4:44pm, Sun 16 May 2021

Hermana Estrella (PA) Hermana Estrella was a surprise winner of the Group Three Coolmore Stud Irish EBF Fillies Sprint Stakes at Naas for Chris Hayes and Fozzy Stack. A two-year-old daughter of Starspangledbanner, the filly was making her racecourse debut after being purchased for £42,000 as yearling.

Outsider Coeursamba shocks French Guineas rivals

PA Sport 3:42pm, Sun 16 May 2021

Coeursamba comes home in front at ParisLongchamp (Scoopdyga/France Galop) Coeursamba denied Mother Earth a Classic double with a shock victory in the Emirates Poule d’Essai des Pouliches at ParisLongchamp. Having swooped to victory in the 1000 Guineas at Newmarket a fortnight ago, the Aidan O’Brien-trained Mother Earth was the 6-4 favourite to follow up in the French equivalent, with Christophe Soumillon coming in for the ride.

St Mark’s Basilica swoops for French Classic glory

PA Sport 3:21pm, Sun 16 May 2021

St Mark’s Basilica on his way to ParisLongchamp glory (Scoopdyga/France Galop) St Mark’s Basilica provided Aidan O’Brien with his fifth victory in the Emirates Poule d’Essai des Poulains at ParisLongchamp. It is 19 years since the Ballydoyle handler first landed the French 2000 Guineas with Landseer in 2002, subsequently adding to his tally with Aussie Rules (2006), Astronomer Royal (2007) and The Gurkha (2016).

Tracks poised for return of racegoers

PA Sport 2:51pm, Sun 16 May 2021

A general view of Windsor Racecourse (Hugh Routledge/PA) Monday marks the end of racing behind closed doors as courses are permitted to welcome a limited number of spectators. The latest milestone in the government’s roadmap out of lockdown allows racecourses to host 4,000 fans or fill the course to 50% capacity – whichever is the lesser number.

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