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Blueblood Mare Hveger Gets Another Stakes Winner
Australian-bred Gr1 Australasian Oaks placegetter Hveger (Danehill-Circles of Gold, by Marscay) produced her fourth stakes winner over the weekend, when Aiden O’Brien trained Nobel Prize (Galileo) won the Gr3 Ballysax Stakes over 2149m at Dundalk. Jockey Killian Hennessy told Racing TV, “I was delighted to get the ride here for Aidan, I ride a lot of work there and he's been very good to me giving me any spares that come up. Aidan was very confident that he'd get the trip well and his rider at home, James Maher, was very happy with him.” Hennessy noted, “He stays very well, the plan was to go out and go a good gallop and thankfully it worked out. He just kept staying on the last furlong. He wondered around a little bit but he's very genuine and stuck his head out at the line. He's a big strong horse and will have no bother getting a mile-and-a-half (2400 metres).” Nobel Prize’s stakes-winning siblings are all also by Galileo, and include Gr1 winner and Swettenham Stud sire Highland Reel, Gr1 winner Cape of Good Hope, and Gr2 winner Idaho.