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Edabiya's classic show.

EDABIYA confirmed herself a filly of classic potential with an impressive victory in the Group 1 Moyglare Stud Stakes at the Curragh yesterday.

Successful at listed level on her debut, Edabiya stormed clear inside the final furlong to justify 9/4 favouritism, beating Fear And Greed by two lengths with Aidan O'Brien's 20/1 shot Crystal Downs third.

The victory of this half-sister to dual Group 1 winner Ebadiyla was particularly satisfying for trainer John Oxx as her owner the Aga Khan arrived, just a few minutes before the race, to see his charge score this tremendous success.

Oxx said: "It was not until a month ago that we thought she would come right as a two-year-old. We certainly didn't rate her a Moyglare filly, but a promising staying filly for next season.

"So it's very pleasing to win this Group 1 with her. She has plenty of speed and I will be amazed if she doesn't stay a mile and a half next year."

While Edabiya was giving Oxx his second win in this prestigeous event(he won it ten years ago with Flamenco Wave), the Aga Khan and Johnny Murtagh were enjoying their first Moyglare triumph.

And Murtagh, on course for his third Jockeys Championship, was very enthusiastic about Edabiya: "She's a really nice filly, with a big future. One to look forward to during the winter."
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Title Annotation:Sport
Author:O'hehir, Peter
Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:Sep 7, 1998
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