GBI RACING

Blond Me bags E.P. Taylor success in Canada for Andrew Balding

Blond Me (left)

Blond Me recorded a famous success for Andrew Balding and Oisin Murphy in the Grade One E. P. Taylor Stakes at Woodbine in Canada.

The five-year-old filly, who won the Middleton Stakes at York in May, was given a confident ride by Murphy - winning the second top-level event of his career after Aclaim in the Prix de la Foret last month - and swept into the straight full of running.

It did not take her long to get the better of a brief duel with Kitten's Roar as she stayed on strongly, despite hanging marginally to her right.

The Aidan O'Brien-trained Rain Goddess was never able to get in any sort of blow, trailing in last under Ryan Moore.

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