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Detailed delight for Joseph O'Brien at Limerick

Detailed (near) beats Cannonball (far) to win the Martin Molony Stakes at Limerick

Detailed showed no signs of a busy campaign catching up with her as she ran out a gutsy winner of the Martin Molony Stakes at Limerick.

Joseph O'Brien's filly has been in fine form throughout the summer and displayed all of her battling qualities to notch her fourth win of the year in the Listed contest.

Cannonball took it up from the pacesetting Daybreak Roy turning for home but Wayne Lordan's mount picked up nicely down the outside and came out on top by half a length as the pair fought it out in the final furlong.

Zawraq's problems continued as the Dermot Weld-trained 5-4 favourite trailed home a disappointing last of seven.

Lordan said: "She is a progressive filly that is very tough and ran a very solid race in Doncaster (fourth in Park Hill Stakes). I spoke to Joseph this morning and he was delighted with her at home and said she bounced out of her Doncaster run very well.

"She handles that ground and with fillies like her you don't know where they'll end up and it's a good win for her, she's a Listed winner now."

Weld's Imaging earlier created a very nice impression when dominating the Limerick Racecourse Welcomes Bangor-On-Dee Racecourse Annual Members Maiden.

Runner-up on his debut at Gowran, the Oasis Dream colt was soon in front under Pat Smullen and pulled clear of the chasing Spanish Point in the home straight to justify 6-4 favouritism by nine and a half lengths.

Weld said: "He is a very nice colt. I will have a word with Lord Grimthorpe (owner Khalid Abdullah's racing manager), but I'd say that's it for the year.

"I think the next time you'll see him is in a 2000 Guineas Trial, he's a horse we like an awful lot and think he'll be a Group horse next year.

"He has progressed very well from his first run and Pat said he had stacks more left today.

"He's a good ground horse, but I wanted to get a second run into him because I want to put him away for next year. He's potentially a high-class colt - he is bred to be it, looks it, and is a lovely mannered horse."

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