Imaging
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Imaging came with a late challenge to win the Group Three Gladness Stakes at Naas.

Nine horses took part in this seven furlong race, including plenty of old favourites, including the Irish 2,000 Guineas winner Romanised and Jersey Stakes winner Le Brivido.

As the gates burst open, it was Psychedelic Funk, last year’s winner, who went into the lead from Texas Rock and Nebo.

Psychedelic Funk turned into the home straight to the inside of Texas Rock, with the paid three lengths clear of Smash Williams and the under pressure Nebo.

But with a furlong to race, the leaders came back to the field and Psychedelic Funk was all out on the rails.

However, Imaging and Oisin Orr, picked up along the wide outside and the Dermot Weld colt swept into the lead late on.

Imaging won by half a length from No Needs Never, with Le Brivido close to these in third and Smash Williams and the unlucky in running Romanised, close-up.