Kevin Ryan's Glass Slippers lands Group 1 Flying Five for raiders while Shale new 1000 Guineas favourite

KEVIN Ryan's superstar filly Glass Slippers came good in the Group 1 Flying Five at the Curragh.

She landed her second top level success under jockey Tom Eaves and will head back to the Prix de l'Abbaye in a bid for number three.

The British raiders dominated from the off with Que Amoro, Keep Busy, Maid In India and Liberty Beach all to the fore.

But it was Glass Slippers who stayed on best as the 9-2 shot battled on up the far rail to strike.

Ryan said: "She's so tough and genuine, but she has a lot of class.

"She loves it when they go really quick, but the ground was tacky today so she's done well to cope with that. I'm absolutely delighted.

"Darren Bunyan has done a marvellous job with her the last 48 hours, it's not easy handing it over to someone else, but he's produced her in tip-top shape so I'm very thankful to the Curragh and Darren.

"It was Terry Holdcroft's (owner of Bearstone Stud) decision to miss the Nunthorpe and give her a bit more time and he's obviously been vindicated.

"She's an amazing filly, so simple to train and makes my job very easy. She'll go back for the Abbaye now."

Eaves said: "She's been a great filly for everyone involved and has been extremely good to me.

"It's a great training performance by Kevin and she seems to come right at the back end of the year. It's a great result for everyone.

"Kevin didn't rush her and we were pleased after the run at Goodwood that she was heading the right way again."

Later on the card, Donnacha O'Brien's rookie season went from strength to strength as his Shale was made the new 1000 Guineas favourite.

His youngster won the Group 1 Moyglare Stakes that superstar Love triumphed in last season.

It was the O'Brien's whipper snapper third Group 1, his first in Ireland after his Nassau Stakes and French victories with Fancy Blue.

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