Challenge Stakes Treble for Profound Beauty

Giving herself a possible shot at the Group 1 Darley Yorkshire Oaks, Profound Beauty scored a treble with her victory in Thursday's Listed Challenge Stakes at Leopardstown.



Although defeated when odds-on in last month's At The Races Curragh Cup, the stylish mare recovered from that showing and came back to her triumphant ways with class for trainer Dermot Weld and jockey Pat Smullen.

With a cool-headed ride by Smullen, Profound Beauty, whose long-term goals include the November Emirates Melbourne Cup, raced in mid-division as Spinning Ways snatched the lead under Seamie Heffernan.

She had good lead from the rest of the field, but Profound Beauty, owned by the Moyglare Stud Farm sailed into the competition and soon overtook the waning front runner.

"She's just a joy to train," Weld said.

"She's one of the best mares I've ever trained and will ever train.

"We'll think about her next race but the Yorkshire Oaks would have to be a definite possibility. Obviously she'll be entered for the Melbourne Cup and we'll see what weight she gets.

"The Irish St Leger is also a possibility."

Piling more kudos on the daughter of Danehill, Weld added, "She's a superb race mare and has been so consistent down the years."

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