Hand On Heart maintained her unbeaten record when winning the Irish Stallion Farms EBF mile race for three-year-olds at the Curragh.
Owned by Mrs M V Magnier, Mrs Paul Shanahan & Mrs John Magnier Hand On Heart travelled strongly and was asked for her effort a furlong and a half down. Edging ahead passing the furlong marker the daughter of Mastercraftsman was ridden out to prevail by a length and three quarters
“She’s so relaxed, she wouldn’t set you alight… She just does what she has to do and no more. She’s saving plenty of energy and doing it on the track.
“I couldn’t fault her today – she jumped and she travelled, she quickened up. I got there a fraction too soon on her and she had a look around. I had a bit left in the tank. She handles the ground well so onwards and upwards now. It might be just to campaign her on it.
“I just said to Fozzy the Listed race in Gowran Park in a couple of weeks you could have her there if that turned up slow ground and put her away if we got a dry summer, and bring her back for the autumn. She’s a nice one to have.” jockey, Chris Hayes.
Fozzy Stack added: “She’s not the best work horse at home but if she keeps doing it on the track it doesn’t really matter. She’s won two races now nicely and we’ll probably go for something like the Victor McCalmont (at Gowran Park).”