Weld filly in Cesarewitch romp

Voleuse De Coeurs looked a star in the making when easily winning the Irish Cesarewitch at the Curragh on Sunday afternoon. The traditional end of season handicap had been expected to be a tight affair but from a long ways out there was only ever going to be one winner.

With stable jockey Pat Smullen in Canada, Leigh Roche took the reins on the well supported 6/1 favourite and the Galway man never had a moments worry. Always travelling the combination made stylish headway entering the straight and took it up over a furlong out, before going on to win by ten lengths.

Assistant trainer Kris Weld, said: “We thought she would win and that’s been the plan since Galway. It was soft in Galway, but very different conditions today.

“It was real winter ground and I haven’t seen it as bad on the Curragh before. Leigh gave her a great ride and dad saw it live in Canada.

“She won like the decent filly she is. She’ll stay in training and hopefully she can pick up some black type next year.”

Missunited ran a brave race in second place and continued her huge improvement this year. However, on the day she just bumped into a very well handicapped mare who will undoubtedly go on to much better things.


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