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Tapestry

YO

  • 2019 Series win-2nd-3rd - -
  • 2019 Total prize money

Summary

Well bred and smart as a two-year-old, Tapestry went off 4-1 favourite for the QIPCO 1000 Guineas at Newmarket but trailed home last.

Afterwards Aidan O’Brien, her trainer, berated himself for pushing her too hard in the spring to get her to the race and apologised, saying he should never have allowed her to take part.

Ill fortune dogged her in her next two outings. Traffic problems meant that she never really got the chance to stretch out properly in a very messy Coronation Stakes, yet she still finished only three lengths behind the winner.

And her chance was severely compromised at the start of the Darley Irish Oaks when her saddle slipped badly coming out of the stalls, yet her ability shone through again as she battled on to finish second, a mere neck behind her stablemate, Bracelet.

The gods finally smiled upon her in the Yorkshire Oaks as she produced a fantastic late burst to overhaul the King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes heroine, Taghrooda, the pair pulling seven lengths clear.

Since then, she has failed to shine – her best effort in 2015 being when chasing home Ribbons in the Group Two Blandford Stakes at the Curragh.

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