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Power Wins Irish Gr1 2000 Guineas
In Ireland, UK-bred colt Power (Oasis Dream-Frappe, by Inchinor) scored a 1-length victory in the €300,000 (A$384,000) Gr1 Irish 2000 Guineas (8 furlongs) for 3YOs at The Curragh. Power (ridden by Joseph O'Brien for trainer Aidan O'Brien) defeated fellow colts Foxtrot Romeo (Danehill Dancer-Hawala, by Warning) & the winner's stable-mate Reply (Oasis Dream-Cap Coz, by Indian Ridge). Power took his record to 5 wins (including 2011's Irish Gr1 National Stakes over 7 furlongs at the Curragh, UK Gr2 Coventry Stakes over 6 furlongs at Royal Ascot & Irish Listed Marble Hill Stakes over 5 furlongs at the Curragh) & 2 runners-up (in 2011's UK Gr1 Dewhurst Stakes over 7 furlongs at Newmarket & Irish Gr1 Phoenix Stakes over 6 furlongs at the Curragh) from 8 starts for €506,164 (A$648,000) earnings.