Meon Valley Stud bred Necklace, a bay by Darshaan from Spinning The Yarn (Barathea), in Britain.
Michael Tabor's favored Necklace came under some pressure from jockey Mick Kinane to catch Menhoubah in the final 100 yards, but the 2-year-old filly proved her superiority with a one-length victory in the Moyglare Stud Stakes (Ire-I) at The Curragh Sunday.The Moyglare Stud victory was Ballydoyle trainer Aidan O'Brien's third in the past four years.Red Feather came on strongly to edge Menhoubah by a short head for second in the seven-furlong test for juvenile fillies. Misty Heights was a neck back in fourth. River Belle, the 5-2 second choice, was never able to mount a challenge and disappointed with a fifth-place showing in the field of 11. The time was 1:23.1 on good to firm going.Kinane, who captured his third Moyglare, said he was happy with the way the 5-4 choice finished even if the going was a little quick for her."Another furlong would be really up her street," Kinane told
. "She is going to be an Oaks filly next season and she would have a shout in the 1,000 Guineas too." O'Brien said Necklace could run again this season before being prepared for the major 3-year-old races.