Pleascach wins Irish 1,000 Guineas at the Curragh

Pleascach beats Found at the Curragh
Pleascach denied Found's jockey Ryan Moore a Guineas quadruple

Pleascach denied favourite Found to win the Irish 1,000 Guineas at the Curragh.

The 11-2 victor, ridden by Kevin Manning for trainer Jim Bolger, survived a stewards' inquiry.

Pleascach - the Irish word for explosive - won by half a length, with the Aidan O'Brien-trained Found finding trouble in running. Devonshire was third ahead of Jack Naylor.

Found's jockey Ryan Moore was seeking a Guineas quadruple after victories in the three previous 2015 Classics.

Bolger is now set to aim Pleascach at next month's Irish Derby.

Earlier, Al Kazeem (3-1) won the Tattersalls Gold Cup for the second time to clock up a 10th career victor.

James Doyle guided home the seven-year-old, who has been expertly trained by Roger Charlton after returning to racing when a stud career was halted by fertility issues.

BBC racing correspondent Cornelius Lysaght
The stewards' inquiry here was fair enough as Pleascach edged to her left late on, but she always looked safe as there seemed to be no actual contact.
Dropping back in distance - so stamina was not going to be an issue - she found reserves when looking likely to be swamped by the fast-finishing Found.
Jim Bolger later outlined plans to go for an unprecedented Irish Classic treble in the Derby and then the Oaks later in the summer. Ambitious, but exciting.

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