Pearl Of Love, a bay son of Peintre Celebre, won the Chesham Stakes at Royal Ascot in June. Saturday, he broke on top and quickened two furlongs from home to leave a pair of Aidan O'Brien-trained opponents, Tumblebrutus and The Mighty Tiger, in his wake. Tumblebrutus finished a neck in front of The Mighty Tiger.
The dominating victory over a pair of Ballydoyle runners sets up a potentially considerable duo between Johnston's colt and O'Brien's group stakes-winning One Cool Cat in the Dunnes Stores National Stakes at the Curragh on Sept. 14.Wathab was fourth of the eight entered, three-quarters of a length behind The Mighty Tiger, who was ridden by Mick Kinane.
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