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The Aidan O'Brien-trained Australia, a two-year-old colt by Galileo and out of transatlantic champion Ouija Board, scored in a seven-furlong maiden that opened Saturday's Group 1 Irish Oaks card at the Curragh.
Backed into 3-10 favoritism off a near-miss on debut, the $883,654 Tattersalls October yearling purchase stalked the pacesetter before asserting down the stretch with Joseph O'Brien.
"He is still very babyish," Aidan O'Brien told irishracing.com. "He was slow away again, and he seems to go asleep in the stalls."
Australia completely missed the start in his June 30 unveiling over the same course and distance, but finished with a flourish and fell a neck shy of catching Renaissance Art.
"We will take our time with him," the trainer added. "He could be anything as the penny hasn't really dropped with him yet. He has a lot of talent."