Alfred Does It Again
Lynward Park shuttler Alfred Nobel’s super siring start continued when Run The Red Light won the European Breeders Fund Fillies (seven furlongs) at The Curragh in Ireland yesterday (Sunday).
Run The Red Light started at 50/1 in her second race start and led to beat Hamdan Al Maktoum’s Tamadhar, the 2/1 favourite, by 3 1/4 lengths. Lady O’Reilly’s Pour Deux was a further length away third.
“She’s a lovely big, rangy filly,” said trainer Andy Oliver. “She came on a heap from her first run at Galway.
“She holds an entry in the Group 2 Debutante Stakes, so we’ll have to see about that. She’s a filly for next year, really.”
The win was extremely significant.
Two races later Dick Whittington won the Group 1 Phoenix Stakes for trainer Aidan O’Brien, who prepared Alfred Nobel to win the same race in 2009. Alfred Nobel’s sire, Danehill Dancer, won the Phoenix Stakes in 1995.
Run The Red Light’s explosive win on one of Ireland’s feature race days followed Arthur MartinLeake’s three length win over six furlongs at Yarmouth in England three days earlier.
Alfred Nobel now has four individual winners and six individual place getters from his first crop to race.
He is being given a break from shuttling this year and will remain at Coolmore Stud, Ireland, but will return to WA for the 2015 breeding season.