Invincible Spirit’s Tomyris Annexes York’s Michael Seely

2nd at YRK, Lst Stk, 50000Listed Longines Irish Champions Weekend Fillies' S. (7f 192y)Winner: Tomyris (GB), f, 3 by Invincible Spirit (Ire)

Tomyris | Racing Post

By Sean Cronin

   Tomyris, who was a Nov. 2 first-up fourth to subsequent G3 Nell Gwyn S. heroine Daban (Ire) (Acclamation {GB}) going seven furlongs on the Kempton Polytrack surface in her sole juvenile start, graduated in taking style over the same trip at Newmarket in her turf bow on sophomore return last time Apr. 20, and continued on the upgrade with victory in this first stakes start. Steadied to race with just one of her five homebred rivals in arrears after the break, the 5-1 chance made smooth headway on the bridle in the straight and kept on well under a tender drive once angled into open runway passing the two pole to assert for a personal best from On Her Toes. “She won well on quicker ground at Newmarket and has shown a lot of ability at home, but we didn’t know how she’d handle the soft going,” commented Andrea Atzeni. “She travelled well throughout and put the race to bed fairly quickly. She found more when Ryan [Moore aboard On Her Toes] came at me and she is very game. She did it well and looks like she can only get better.”

   Tomyris’s dam Totally Devoted (Seeking The Gold), who was purchased by Charlie Gordon-Watson for $590,000 at Keeneland in 2010, is a stakes-placed half-sister to G1 St Leger hero and G1 Epsom Derby runner-up Rule of Law (Kingmambo), GII Churchill Distaff Turf Mile second Dame Marie (Smart Strike) and to the dams of G3 Sweet Solera S. third Wedding Ring (Ire) (Oasis Dream {GB}) and G2 Prix du Conseil de Paris runner-up Migwar (Ire) (Sea the Stars {Ire}). Also from the family of G3 Prestige S. scorer Circle of Gold (Ire) (Royal Academy), the homebred bay is kin to the 2-year-old filly Tolkyn (Fr) (Intello {Ger}).


LONGINES IRISH CHAMPIONS WEEKEND FILLIES S.-Listed, £50,000, YOR, 5-19, 3yo, f, 7f 192yT, 1:41.01, sf.

1–#TOMYRIS (GB), 126, f, 3, by Invincible Spirit (Ire)

1st Dam: Totally Devoted (SP-Ire), by Seeking the Gold

2nd Dam: Crystal Crossing (Ire), by Royal Academy

3rd Dam: Never So Fair (GB), by Never So Bold (Ire)

O-Nurlan Bizakov; B-Hesmonds Stud, Ltd. (GB); T-Roger Varian; J-Andrea Atzeni. £28,355. Lifetime Record: 3-2-0-0, $43,608.

2–On Her Toes (Ire), 126, f, 3, Kodiac (GB)–Dancing Jest (Ire), by Averti (Ire). (€155,000 Ylg ’15 GOFORB). O-Cheveley Park Stud. £10,750.

3–Sibilance (GB), 126, f, 3, Bated Breath (GB)–Santa Sophia (Ire), by Linamix (Fr). O-Nigel & Carolyn Elwes. £5,380.

Margins: 3/4, 2HF, 3 1/4. Odds: 5.00, 2.50, 4.00.

Also Ran: Classical Times (GB), Mulhimatty (GB), Dancing Breeze (Ire). Scratched: Baileys Showgirl (Fr), Princess de Lune (Ire). Click for the Racing Post result. Video, sponsored by Fasig-Tipton.

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