The Curragh’s feature race on Friday night, the Ballyogan Stakes, provided a timely reminder of the training capabilities of Eddie Lynam. He took the Group 3 six-furlong contest with Soffia, the Lady O’Reilly-owned filly, who progressed yet again with a new career best on her 13th start.

A listed winner over five furlongs at Naas on her previous run, Soffia showed plenty of speed again and held what looked to be a comfortable lead heading inside the final furlong. She did come back to the runner-up Dans Dream, but she probably picked up again when that British raider got close and she was game in the finish.