Leopardstown: POWERFUL AGGIE for the third time

Bred with German roots, POWERFUL AGGIE recorded her third win of the year at Leopardstown yesterday, and once again did her name proud. The three-year-old PROTECTIONIST daughter, trained by Joseph O'Brien, managed quite a leap in performance with this strong run as her victory came in the €40,000 October Handicap, the most expensive handicap on the card. POWERFUL AGGIE showed fantastic fighting spirit after a brilliant ride by apprentice Mikey Sheehy in a mammoth field of twenty horses, prevailing by a head after 2400 metres.