She was sensitive and loving and at the same time she was tough as nails
The aptly named Tough As Nails, bought the previous September at Tattersalls Ireland by owner Larry Mulvany, narrowly pipped the Jim Bolger-trained Whip Rule but drifted and hampered the runner-up enough for stewards to reverse placings.
Trainer and brother Michael said: "I wish she was as good as Tough As Nails.
Successful on his debut over tomorrow's course and distance, he reverted successfully to five furlongs in the Marble Hill when short-heading Tough As NAils, which reopposes tomorrow.
Power's form is also linked to the Richard Hannon-trained Lilbourne Lad, impressive winner of a listed event at Naas before beating Tough As Nails by three-quarters of a length in the Group 2 Railway Stakes over this course and distance.
tHE high-class tough As Nails
can give trainer Mick Mulvany his biggest success to date in the Group 2 Dubai Duty Free Railway Stakes.
The result was beautiful, shiny, coloured nails that were, tough as nails
Where's the bulldog, tough as nails
persona that somehow seems to taint everyone's conception of the prototypical, if not stereotypical, corporate big gun lawyer?
Stiv Bators picking up chewing gum off the stage and popping it into his mouth, and generally beating himself to death; Cheetah Chrome looking tough as nails
and sneering at the crowd; the rest of the band pounding it out loud and fast; shit man, you couldn't ask for more, but you get it.
BACK in the days before politically correct police series, cops were tough as nails
and crooks were treated as real bad guys.
TOUGH AS NAILS
, fifth behind Power in the Group 1 Goffs National Stakes at the Curragh on Saturday when tackling seven furlongs for the first time, is to be given another chance over the trip in the Tattersalls Ireland Super Auction Sales Race at Fairyhouse on Sunday.
TOUGH AS NAILS
is set to go in against the big boys in Sunday's Keeneland Phoenix Stakes at the Curragh with connections hoping he can avenge defeats inflicted on him by two of the principals in the Group 1 event, Power and Lilbourne Lad, at the same track.
Tough As Nails
was more recently second to Lilbourne Lad in the Group 2 Railway Stakes at the same course.