Wicklow Brave produces shock of the day to beat Order Of St George at the Curragh

The 11-1 shot came in ahead of the Order Of St George who went to post at a price of 1-7

BY Newstalk 21:03 Sunday 11 September 2016, 21:03 11 Sep 2016

Image: ©INPHO/James Crombie 

There was one of the biggest shocks of all time in a Classic at the Curragh this afternoon as Order Of St George, sent off the 1-7 favourite, was unable to reel in Frankie Dettori on Wicklow Brave who handed Ireland's champion jumps trainer Willie Mullins his first ever Classic success on the Flat.

Wicklow Brave was sent straight to the front by Dettori and he kicked clear two furlongs from home. Order Of St George came at him inside the final furlong but Wicklow Brave held on to win by half-a-length at odds of 11-1.

Frankie Dettori celebrates after winning on Wicklow Brave. Image: ©INPHO/James Crombie 

Earlier on the Curragh card, brothers Joseph and Donnacha O'Brien teamed up to land their first Group 1 win as trainer and rider respectively with Intricately - and in turn denied father Aidan O'Brien an eighth Moyglare Stud Stakes win since the turn of the millennium with Hydrangea a narrow second.

A nail-biting finish for the O'Brien family ensued with Hydrangea gamely attempting to make all, and it looked likely until the final strides when 25-1 shot Intricately got the better of the front runner by a short head.

There was better luck for Aidan O'Brien in the Group 1 Goffs Vincent O'Brien National Stakes as 4-5 favourite Churchill was an impressive four and a quarter length over British raider Mehmas.

Via Irish Racing News


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