Listed race success for Brostaigh 

Picture Jane Smyth 

Footstepsinthesand filly Brostaigh proved a drop back in trip to 5 furlongs would prove no barrier to success when taking the Listed Sole Power Sprint Stakes under a lovely ride from Dylan McMonagle.

She chased leader in close lay 2nd, briefly raced alone on the far side, she soon edged across to centre of track, was ridden to challenge over 1 furlong out and improved to lead inside the final furlong, she drifted right but kept on well close home winning by 1 1/2 lengths.

Her winning time of  57.73 secs, was 2.27 secs faster than the course average on good ground.

Joseph said :- Her maidens have worked out pretty well and she had a really good run the last day in Cork. We were going to run in the Lacken but this race cut up and I thought we had a better chance of sneaking third here. She improved a bit more than I thought and probably improved for the drop back to five as well. She's a well-bred filly from a fast family. She'll run away in fillies sprints for the year but that's job done, a stakes winner.”

Brostaigh currently has no future entries.

Tranquil Lady wins the Blue Wind 

Picture Jane Smyth 

Australia filly Tranquil Lady gave her dam more Group success when winning the Group 3 Irish Stallion Farms EBF Blue Wind Stks. Like her half brother State Of Rest before her she is keeping the flag flying for her breeders Tinnakill Bloodstock Ltd for the month of May.  In the process marking herself out as a Classic contender.

Dylan soon had the filly in touch, she lay 3rd halfway, travelled well to close 2 1/2 furlongs out, led over 2 furlongs out, she was then ridden over 1 furlong out, kept on well, easily, to win by 4 lengths. 
her winning time of 2m. 14.75 secs, was 2.77 secs faster than the course average on yielding to Soft going

Joseph said;- "We were hoping for a big run in Navan and we were disappointed. This was Plan B to come here, to be honest, but she came out of Navan well and we thought it was a suitable race. I was a bit worried about the ground and the owners' racing manager Richard Ryan convinced me to run her. I don't think she wants it too soft but she handled it well and Dylan gave her a lovely ride. We think she's a nice filly and she looked it today. I don't know why she didn't really fire in Navan, it wasn't a bad run and it was probably a good race but we were hoping for more and it's nice to see her doing it today." 

 Tranquil Lady has the following entries:- 

TATTERSALLS IRISH 1000 GUINEAS (Group 1) at Curragh on 22 May 2022

CAZOO OAKS (Group 1) (1) at Epsom Downs on 03 June 2022

RIBBLESDALE STAKES (Group 2) (1) at Ascot on 16 June 2022

ALWASMIYAH PRETTY POLLY STAKES (Group 1) at Curragh on 26 June 2022

JUDDMONTE IRISH OAKS (Group 1) at Curragh on 16 July 2022


Twilight Spinner wins Group 3 Coolmore Circus Maximus EBF Athasi Stks


Twilight Son filly Twilight Spinner gave Joseph and Shane Crosse the perfect end to a great 24 hours when landing the Group 3 Athasi Stakes on her 3rd start for Joseph. 

Shane held her up behind the leaders in centre group, she made progress 2 furlongs out, was ridden into 2nd 1 1/2 furlongs out,  she disputed the lead 1 furlong out, soon led, kept on strongly close home, comfortably winning by over 3 lengths. 

Joseph said: “It was a good performance. We were thinking of running her in the Greenlands but she has been shaping as though she was crying out to go up to seven furlongs. You would have to say that probably looks her trip now. She handled juice in the ground and it was very good to get a Group win as she was Group placed. Hopefully she can continue to progress. We could look at something like the Maurice de Gheest which is over six and a half and the Foret later in the year.”

Winning time  was 1m. 29.25 secs, which is 0.54 secs slower than the course average on the ground conditions. 

Twilight Spinner  currently has entries in the following races:-

WEATHERBYS IRELAND GREENLANDS STAKES (Group 2) at Curragh on 21 May 2022
PLATINUM JUBILEE STAKES (Group 1) (1) at Ascot on 18 June 2022


Buckaroo wins Listed Tetrarch Stakes 

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Fastnet Rock colt Buckaroo gave winning Group 1 jockey Shane Crosse another pattern success when landing the Listed  Coolmore Irish EBF Tetrarch Stakes 

tracked leaders early, held up after 2f, 5th halfway, smooth progress on outer 2f out, 2nd 1 1/2f out, pushed along to challenge 1f out, soon ridden to lead, quickened away closing stages

Joseph said: “I was really happy with that. I took a bit of a chance coming back to a mile but I thought he’d been working with plenty of pace, maybe more than I was giving him credit for in his earlier days. He looks like an Irish Guineas horse. He’s a big, strong, powerful horse and has quite a laidback attitude. I discussed it with Sheikh Fahad and we decided to come here and find out if he was a Guineas horse. I see him as more of an eight to be ten-furlong horse than a ten to be twelve-furlong horse. He seems to be versatile ground wise."

Winning time was 1m. 44.33 secs, which is 1.32 secs slower than the course average on the ground conditions. .

Buckaroo currently has entries in the following races:-

AMETHYST STAKES (Group 3) at Leopardstown on 08 May 2022
TATTERSALLS IRISH 2000 GUINEAS (Group 1) at Curragh on 21 May 2022
CAZOO DERBY (Group 1) (1) at Epsom Downs on 04 June 2022
ST JAMES’S PALACE STAKES (Group 1) (1) at Ascot on 14 June 2022
KING EDWARD VII STAKES (Group 2) (1) at Ascot on 17 June 2022
DUBAI DUTY FREE IRISH DERBY (Group 1) at Curragh on 25 June 2022


State Of Rest wins his 3rd top flight race 

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Starspangledbanner colt State Of Rest carried on where he left of at the end of 2021 when winning the Group 1 Prix Ganay on his first start as a 4 year old to get his new owners off to the best possible start. The Colt has now won 3 Group/Grade 1's in 3 different countries, America, Australia and now France. 

Raced in fourth on the outside, he was shaken up over 2 furlongs out, ran on, he led entering final furlong, kept on well winning by 3/4 of a length. 
winning time was 2m 8.46s  which was fast by 1.54s on Good To Soft

Joseph said “It was a great performance, Shane gave him a lovely ride. The race didn’t set up perfectly for him and he managed it very well, I’m delighted for everyone at home. To come here at the start of the season with a win in a Group One like the Ganay is very special, I’m very proud of everyone and I hope it’s the start of a good season ahead. He has a very good constitution, it’s not every horse you could campaign the way this lad has been campaigned. I think it’s a testament to the horse’s mind, his versatility and his constitution to travel as much as he has and keep performing. The Tattersalls Gold Cup at the Curragh is next on the agenda, with the Prince of Wales’s Stakes at Royal Ascot also pencilled in the diary come June. There’s a pretty obvious programme for 10-furlong Group One horses through the summer, the Tattersalls Gold Cup will be the most likely spot for him next and then we will take it from there. We’ll take it one race at a time, hopefully we can have a good season. I think he won’t go further, the Prix d’Ispahan is here over nine furlongs so we could come back for that, but I think it is more likely we would go to the Curragh.”

State Of Rest currently has entries in the following races:-
TATTERSALLS GOLD CUP (Group 1) at Curragh on 22 May 2022
QUEEN ANNE STAKES (Group 1) (1) at Ascot on 14 June 2022
PRINCE OF WALES’S STAKES (Group 1) (1) at Ascot on 15 June 2022


Scarlet And Dove Beats her Cheltenham conqueror

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Jeremy mare Scarlet And Dove gives her Cheltenham conqueror Elimay a bloody nose when landing the Grade 2 Hanlon EBF Glencarraig Lady (M) S´chase  under a brilliant ride from Bryan Cooper.

at flag off she disputed, she led before the 2nd, she was joined again before the 5th, jumped left from 6th,  she led from the 8th,  made a mistake 3 out, ridden to assert after 2 out, easily winning by 15 lengths.

 Bryan  said: "It was class. I just got into a lovely rhythm, it's a jumping track. I suppose when you are on a forward-going horse and you are jumping, it is one of the best places you can be really. I'm delighted. I didn't want to go looking for a big one at the third last, I knew I had plenty left. She was quick to fiddle away. Funny, she usually goes right but maybe she was jumping out to Elimay a little bit today. She picked up well going to the second last and it was a fair performance.
She did everything right (in Cheltenham), got the split and I had a little look at the last that day and maybe it was the winning and losing but she was 25/1 that day and it was a cracking run. I'm delighted to ride a winner in these colours again. They have been very good to me and it is great to be here."

Joseph said: “She ran really well in Cheltenham where she missed the last two fences and was still close to Elimay. We weren’t sure we’d beat her today but thought we’d give her a good run for her money. Bryan gave our filly a great positive ride today. She jumped brilliant apart from the third last. I was delighted with that. I suppose winning a Grade 1 would be the main objective next season. She’s a Grade 2 winner and a big mare so there is no reason why she can’t be even better next year.”

Her winning time was 5m. 33.90 secs, which is 1.16 secs slower than the course average on good to yielding.

Scarlet And Dove currently has no future entries.