Luxembourg Denies Bay Bridge In Curragh Thriller

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Sunday's G1 Tattersalls Gold Cup lived up to the billing and then some, with Ballydoyle's Luxembourg (Ire) (Camelot {GB}) making all and outbattling Bay Bridge (GB) (New Bay {GB}) in a stirring finish to The Curragh's joint-feature of the day. Having put in one of those on-the-face-of-it underwhelming comeback performances that the stable's kingpins can when fifth in the G2 Mooresbridge S. here at the start of the month, last year's G1 Irish Champion S. hero took the requisite leap forward with Ryan Moore intent on taking no prisoners. Relishing the new tactic, the 11-4 outsider of the “big three” which included the bitterly disappointing Vadeni (Fr) (Churchill {Ire}) was challenged hard by Bay Bridge inside the two as they pulled clear of solid yardsticks. There was a neck between them at one stage, but by the time Luxembourg hit the line it was half a length, with six lengths back to Piz Badile (Ire) (Ulysses {Ire}) in a no-excuses contest.

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