Bocca Baciata is in the frame for the Beverly D. Stakes at Arlington Park next month after her fine run at the Curragh last weekend.
Jessica Harrington’s filly briefly had the brilliant Minding in a spot of bother in the Pretty Polly Stakes under an enterprising ride from Colm O’Donoghue.
While the 1,000 Guineas and Oaks heroine eventually ran out a comfortable winner, Bocca Baciata beat smart fillies like Lucida, Koora and Speedy Boarding comfortably.
Alan Cooper, racing manager for owners Flaxman Stables Ireland Ltd, said: “It was a great ride by Colm and great tactics from Jessica, she nearly nicked it.
“She’s really enjoying her racing at present.
“We’re having a think about America and the Beverly D. at Arlington.”