JIM BOLGER’S PLEASCACH IS EXPLOSIVE IN THE TATTERSALLS IRISH 1000 GUINEAS
PLEASCACH earned a second three-year-old Classic victory for her sire Teofilo when denying the favourite Found in Sunday’s Tattersalls Irish 1,000 Guineas at the Curragh.
Owned, bred and trained by Jim Bolger, she followed in the footsteps of her paternal half-sibling Trading Leather, another bred by the master of Coolcullen who won the Irish Derby.
Pleascach came into the race off the back of an eight and a half length victory in the 1m2f Group 3 Blue Wind Stakes at Naas, and dug in deep to hold off the late challenge of Galileo filly Found. Devonshire, a daughter of Fast Company, finished third in the mile Classic.
Speaking to At The Races following a stewards’ inquiry, Bolger said: “It’s hard to win any big race in Ireland, so to win one with a horse we bred ourselves is something you dream about. It doesn’t happen very often, but it happened today. She’ll very likely go for the Irish Derby all being well. She’ll go straight there, and the Irish Oaks will be a target after that. I’ve never had a filly in the Irish Derby, but she’s one of the best fillies I’ve had.”
Congratulations to all winning connections.