LEOPARDSTOWN, August 6th, Group 3 Silver Flash Stakes, just inside the two-furlong marker and Gavin Ryan gives Shale a squeeze and asks her to pick up.

The Donnacha O’Brien-trained filly changes gears quickly and sails past the early pace-setter Finest. In behind, Shane Crosse has given Joseph O’Brien’s filly Pretty Gorgeous a kick and set about chasing down the leader. There is still over a length between them as they pass the furlong pole and, although Pretty Gorgeous runs all the way to the line, it never looks like she is going to catch Shale, who is punched out by her young rider.