Intricately looks set to be prepared for a trip to the Breeders’ Cup following her shock victory in the Moyglare Stud Stakes at the Curragh earlier this month.
The daughter of Fastnet Rock was a surprise winner on her racecourse debut at Gowran Park in June and while she ran creditably in defeat in both the Silver Flash Stakes at Leopardstown and the Debutante Stakes at the Curragh, she was relatively unconsidered for her Group One debut.
Joseph O’Brien’s juvenile belied those odds to provide the fledgling trainer with his first top-level success since his riding days, while it was also a first Group One triumph for his brother, Donnacha, beating their father Aidan’s Hydrangea into second.
O’Brien is not ruling out a tilt at the Fillies’ Mile at Newmarket on October 7, but is leaning towards an appearance at Santa Anita.
He said: “Intricately has come out of her last race well.
“She’s still in the Fillies’ Mile, (but) it might come a little bit soon for her.
“She is more likely to go for t he Breeders’ Cup. I think faster ground will suit her and the step up to a mile.
“She has plenty of tactical speed and the race could be run to suit her.”