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May 7, 2018 - Naas, Race 1, Msw, EUR €19,000, 6.0F

Fairyland (Ire), F, 2, 2016 by Kodiac (GB)

1st Dam: Queenofthefairies (GB), by Pivotal (GB)
2nd Dam: Land Of Dreams (GB), by Cadeaux Genereux (GB)
3rd Dam: Sahara Star (GB), by Green Desert

Owner: Derrick Smith, Susan Magnier & Michael Tabor
Breeder: Tally-Ho Stud (Ire)
Trainer: Aidan O'Brien

Fairyland was hammered down for a whopping 925,000gns at Book 1 of last year’s Tattersalls October sale and chipped away at that lofty price tag by winning this unveiling, racing in the famed Stockwell silks, with a degree of panache. Recovering from a near stumble exiting the gates to race on the front end after the initial strides, the 7-2 chance was nudged along passing the quarter-mile marker and kept on strongly for two flicks of Ryan Moore’s persuader to account for Mintd (Ire) (Olympic Glory {Ire}) by an impressive 1 3/4 lengths. “She is a lovely, straightforward filly at home and I couldn’t be happier,” said trainer Aidan O’Brien. “She hadn’t been away and wasn’t on grass before, but some are very quick learners and some of them take a run. Ryan [Moore] was delighted with her and she’ll have another run before the [June 20 G2] Queen Mary [S. at Royal Ascot].” She becomes the third winner from as many runners produced by Queenofthefairies (GB) (Pivotal {GB}) and the bay is a half-sister to MGSW G1 Irish 1000 Guineas third Now Or Never (Ire) (Bushranger {Ire}) and a yearling filly by Muhaarar (GB). Queenofthefairies is an unraced daughter of G2 Flying Childers S. and G3 King George S. victress Land of Dreams (GB) (Cadeaux Genereux {GB}), herself the leading performer for G3 Molecomb S. winner Sahara Star (GB) (Green Desert), and is thus a half-sister to dual European champion and MG1SW sire Dream Ahead (Diktat {GB}) and stakes-winning G3 Arc Trial runner-up Into The Dark (GB) (Rainbow Quest). Lifetime Record: 1-1-0-0, $14,003.

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