Aidan O’Brien expressed his delight with Statuette as she took her report to 2 from two with a decided victory for Group Two honours within the Airlie Stud Stakes on the Curragh.
So spectacular first day out, the daughter of American Triple Crown hero Justify was extra workmanlike on this event.
Sat simply off the tempo set by Matilda Picotte and Badb, Ryan Moore began to organise his mount over a furlong out and as soon as the 4-6 favorite hit high gear there was little doubt in regards to the winner, despite the fact that the margin of victory was solely three-quarters of a size from 25-1 likelihood Badb.
“She’s a really large filly and we have been solely coaching her three-quarters prepared as a result of we had our eye on the final a part of the season,” mentioned O’Brien.
“With that kind of filly if you happen to prepare them too onerous you would not have her on the finish of the season once you need her.
“She’s 16 2 ½ (arms excessive), for a two-year-old filly. We have been delighted, we have been a bit bit nervous when the bottom acquired comfortable that she might have gotten very drained however clearly simply her class acquired her by way of.
“She travelled beautiful and Ryan nursed her, she gained beautiful in the long run and we have been very completely satisfied.
“She has a wonderful thoughts, nice stride and an unbelievable physique. We expect the Justifys are one thing to sit up for.
“She’s a sister to Tenebrism however she’d carry her on her again as she’s a large large highly effective filly this one.
“She’s in all probability not as precocious as regular for a filly operating right now of 12 months, however she has a lot class she was in a position to run and do it somewhat than us making her do it.
“When she was in a position to do it we did not like stopping her, however on the identical time we weren’t chasing her in any approach at house.”
Coral and Betfair make Statuette 10-1 for the 1000 Guineas and when requested if she may very well be a Guineas filly, O’Brien added: “We expect she is. She’s a filly with lots of class and also you’d think about she’d haven’t any downside getting a mile.
“The Moyglare, the Cheveley Park, all these races are there for her. Clearly we’ve the filly that gained at Ascot (Meditate) as nicely. The lads will in all probability maintain them aside.”