For the uneducated (includes me until two days ago), it means 'The Soldier's Song', aka the Irish National Anthem. A rare Ballydoyle ride for Godolphin retained jockey William Buick, but he didn't have much else on his plate. Ran fourth in the hot Leopardstown maiden which provided second, third and fourth in last weekend's Irish Derby, when caught three wide for most of the trip without cover.
Have seen a few from across the pond looking to see how you pronounce @Ballydoyle ‘s Amhran Na Bhfiann ahead of the @Investec Derby @Ascot 🇬🇧— Gar Toohey (@2hegar) June 29, 2020
This is the simplest form of explaining instead of trying to word it 🗣
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Loomed up to challenge on the home turn and was swamped in the final 100yds. With a softer run, could have finished in the photo. Now draws a much better gate and gets a significantly better jockey on top. The stable has won Derbys with outsiders before (Sovereign, Wings Of Eagles etc), certainly in with a shot, even if he is nominated as the bunny.
Team @Ballydoyle are on fire! 🔥— Racing TV (@RacingTV) June 9, 2020
A quickfire double & a 1-2-3-4 for Aidan O'Brien as Tiger Moth (Galileo) outpoints stable companion Dawn Patrol @LeopardstownRC under Wayne Lordan
The winner is related to Listed winner Coach House
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Races handy and stays on, might have his work cut out here. No reason to think he'll improve enough to be competitive in a much tougher race.
🇨🇱 Santiago wins the Group One @DDFRacing Irish Derby— Racing TV (@RacingTV) June 27, 2020
A 14th victory for Aidan O'Brien & a fourth success in the Irish Classic for Seamie Heffernan at the @curraghrace
👏🏻 A 1-2-3-4 for the master of @Ballydoyle
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Not the traditional formline but not hopeless. Tom Marquand aboard which will give Aussie punters someone to cheer for.
👀 The St Leger at Doncaster could be target for Khalifa Sat following this victory in the Listed Cocked Hat Stakes at @Goodwood_Races— Racing TV (@RacingTV) June 14, 2020
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he won going away ahead of Miss Yoda (won Lingfield Oaks Trial, was 2nd fav in the Ribblesdale), Berkshire Rocco (2nd to English King in Lingfield Derby Trial, 2nd to Santiago in Queen's Vase), Mythical (was 2/1 fav that say, runs here), Tritonic (ran 2nd to Highland Chief at Royal Ascot) and Subjectivist (ran third to Hukum in the King George V Stakes at RA) amongst others. That's serious form and if you can cast aside the harrowing run first-up at Kempton, he's a big price...
A dream start for Saturday racing for Ralph Beckett after winning both openers here and at York, Max Vega lands the Group 3 contest the Godolphin Flying Start Zetland Stakes in some style under Harry Bentley 👏 pic.twitter.com/V7BjQCohfy— Newmarket Racecourse (@NewmarketRace) October 12, 2019
after finishing fifth behind Galileo Chrome (scratched from Irish Derby but was about a 20/1 shot at the time) in another maiden earlier in June. Made the running in winning last week, expect him to be sent to the front here.
Serpentine with a monster performance in the opener at The Curragh 🐍 pic.twitter.com/cPdWG7RsS0— Next Generation Racing (@NGRacing_Media) June 27, 2020
Trainer hasn't sounded confident in interviews - is Johnny G trying to pull a fast one over us or is owner George Strawbridge just wanting a Derby runner? Half-brothers Lucarno and Thought Worthy both ran fourth in the Derby, behind Authorized and Camelot. It was a handy win on debut but seems to be a fair way short of G1 class at this stage.
Lovely debut - Worthily (Point Of Entry) readily asserts for a winning start for John Gosden and Martin Harley at @NewburyRacing.— Racing TV (@RacingTV) June 11, 2020
From a smart family, this colt is closely related to St Leger winner Lucarno
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