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August 10, 2014 - CURRAGH, Race 1, Mdn, EUR €16,500, 8f, yl

John F. Kennedy (Ire), C, 2, 2012 by Galileo (Ire)

1st Dam: Rumplestiltskin (Ire) (Ch. 2yo Filly-Europe, Hwt. 2yo Filly & G1SW-Fr, Hwt. 2yo Filly & G1SW-Ire, GSP-Eng, $610,963), by Danehill
2nd Dam: Monevassia, by Mr. Prospector
3rd Dam: Miesque, by Nureyev

Owner: Mrs John Magnier & Michael Tabor & Flaxman Stables Ireland Ltd
Breeder: Orpendale and The Niarchos Family
Trainer: Aidan O'Brien

John F Kennedy, who is ambitiously named by connections, was second on debut to the potentially smart Jim Bolger trainee Hall of Fame (Ire) (Teofilo {Ire}) over a mile at Leopardstown July 24 and showed how much he had learned from that experience by scoring with real authority here. Sent off the 11-8 favorite, the bay traveled smoothly in fifth early off the strong pace and made a move four-wide passing the three-furlong marker. In front a furlong later, the full-brother to the unlucky G1 Irish Oaks runner-up Tapestry (Ire), GSW & MG1SP-Ire, $271,012, who descends from the great Miesque stretched clear under mainly hand riding to score by 4 3/4 lengths from Pincode (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}), with Dunquin (Ire) (Cape Cross {Ire}) a further 1 3/4 lengths behind in third. "He's still babyish, but very smart and we'll take our time with him," Aidan O'Brien commented.

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