Another Famous win for Weld

Famous Name bagged a seventh Group Three success as he strolled to victory in the Irish Daily Mail International Stakes at the Curragh.

Famous Name bagged a seventh Group Three success as he strolled to victory in the Irish Daily Mail International Stakes at the Curragh.

With Elusive Pimpernel a non-runner, Dermot Weld’s six-year-old was sent off at a generous-looking 4-5 given his record in this type of event when there is juice in the ground.

Pat Smullen’s mount easily picked up the pace-setting Last Crusade passing the two-furlong pole and was quickly in command, winning with his head in his chest by six lengths from Jan Vermeer.

Famous Name also won this race in 2009, and Weld said: "That brings his total prize-money to over €1m.

“I’m very proud of him as he’s such a model of consistency and his enthusiasm for racing is special.

“We’ll see how the year goes on, but his main target will be to try to win a first Group One.

“He has come close a few times and I’ll speak to Lord Grimthorpe (racing manager to owner Khalid Abdullah) to see what plan we will have for the second half of the season.”

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