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Irish Derby Money Talks For New York Girl
Trainer Joseph O'Brien has supplemented 3YO filly New York Girl (New Approach-Annee Lumiere, by Giant's Causeway) for this Saturday's Gr1 Irish Derby at a cost of €50,000, reports racingpost.com. Fillies won eight of the first 35 runnings of the Irish Derby, but missed out for 90 years until Salsabil (Sadler's Wells-Flame of Tara, by Artaius) won in 1990 and Balanchine (Storm Bird-Morning Devotion, by Affirmed) did likewise in 1994. It's been another lean 26 years since. New York Girl is one of three runners for O'Brien, the others being unbeaten Crossfirehurricane (Kitten's Joy-Louvakhova, by Maria's Mon) and Galileo Chrome (Australia-Curious Mind, by Dansili). Despite his father Aiden O'Brien having a massive ten runners in the Gr1 classic, Joseph O'Brien said, "New York Girl ran a great race in the Irish 1,000 Guineas and it looks an open Irish Derby, so if she gets the mile and a half she has a good chance of being placed hopefully." New York Girl won the Gr3 Curragh Park Stakes as a 2YO and most recently ran fourth in the Gr1 Irish 1,000 Guineas.