Yorkshire Oaks: Pleascach takes victory for Jim Bolger in York

Pleascach
Pleascach took victory in the mile-and-a-half feature

Irish 1,000 Guineas winner Pleascach chased down 15-8 favourite Covert Love to win the Yorkshire Oaks at York's Ebor Festival.

The Jim Bolger-trained filly lost out in the Irish Oaks to Pat Smullen's mount, but responded with a win by a neck in Thursday's Group One event.

Ridden by Kevin Manning, the win was Bolger's first victory in the race since Lush Lashes in 2008.

French challenger Sea Calisi was a further neck away in third.

Manning, who pushed Pleascach on in the final furlong, said: "She battled all the way to the line and she's done it very well.

"I thought she was back to her best when I rode her work last week.

"She goes on various types of ground and is a very talented filly."

Bolger added: "Previously we tried to settle her a little bit and it meant breaking her stride and Kevin decided whatever happened he wasn't going to break her stride today. He gave her a beautiful ride

"We knew she was at the top of her game coming here."

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