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Bloomfield blossoms in Noblesse Stakes at Cork

Bloomfield wins at Cork Bloomfield registered an all-important Listed success with a dominant display in the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Noblesse Stakes at Cork.
Willie McCreery's four-year-old raced just three times during her first campaign in 2017 but showed plenty of potential, including when second to the classy Eziyra in a Group Three over this course and distance.
Having taken up the running early in the straight, the 4-5 favourite was pressed strongly by Clear Skies, but her stamina came to the fore and she strode away again in the hands of Billy Lee to dispose of the staying-on Glamorous Approach by four and a quarter lengths.
McCreery said: "It's grand to win and she is as honest a filly as you can get. My only concern was about her fitness-wise - she is very honest and tries very hard, but how can you judge after that (testing ground conditions)?
"I have her in next week (Vintage Crop Stakes at Navan) and I'd say she'll stay the mile and three-quarters, but I don't think running her is the right thing to do. I wanted to see if she was a Cup filly, because she does settle so well and all she does is gallop.
"I was looking at next week, but she has had too hard a race there and tried her heart out. Billy said she waddled when he pulled her up, but that was purely due to the ground.
"There are plenty of options both here and abroad and she is very, very well bred so we'll try to find a Group Three with her.
"She is the first filly Johnny Connaughton sent to me and I'm delighted to have her."

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