Kodiac’s Frenetic Too Fast In the First Flyer


Frenetic | Racing Post

The Curragh staged the first 2-year-old black-type event of 2020 on Saturday and it was the aptly-named filly Frenetic (Ire) (Kodiac {GB}) who burned off her rivals to land the spoils in the Listed GAIN First Flier S. and continue the purple patch for her sire. Sent off the 10-11 favourite having impressed on her winning debut in a June 10 Navan fillies’ maiden, SBA Racing Limited’s bay ploughed a lone furrow towards the stand’s side under Colin Keane and never looked likely to surrender her lead. At the line, her sire’s fourth black-type winner in eight days had a five-length margin to spare over another filly Mooneista (Ire) (Dandy Man {Ire}) who won the battle in the main group only to comprehensively lose the war.

“She’s a lovely filly with a lot of speed and had come forward from Navan,” the winning rider said. “We were drawn on our own and I stayed away from everyone on that virgin ground. I wanted to let her go forward, as she’s very uncomplicated and likes to get on with it and thankfully it worked out well.” Ger Lyons added, “She’s the fastest we have and was our Queen Mary horse if we had one. I said to Colin going out to be careful with the wind like that as she’s light and his biggest problem was going to be keeping her on the ground. The plan was to go to Naas [for the G3 Coolmore Stud Irish EBF Fillies’ Sprint S.] next week with her and we held an entry here just to see how the race panned out. I don’t want to abuse her, but she’s a two-year-old written all over her and if she’s fit and well will go to Naas next Saturday. Ultimately we will work back from the [G1] Cheveley Park. That will be my long-term plan.”

Frenetic is her dam’s last known foal, with her first being the Paradise Creek S. winner and GII National Museum of Racing Hall of Fame S. third Big Handsome (Street Boss). The second dam is the GIII Mint Julep H. winner Kiss the Devil (Kris S), whose daughter Kiss Moon (Malibu Moon) emulated her dam’s achievement in winning the Mint Julep H. herself. Kiss the Devil is kin to Stylish Manner (Touch Gold), who produced three stakes performers headed by the GIII Affirmed H. winner and GI Haskell Invitational S. runner-up Nonios (Pleasantly Perfect). This is also the family of the G2 Lowther S. and G3 Princess Margaret Juddmonte S. scorer and G1 Cheveley Park S. third Besharah (Ire) by the winner’s sire Kodiac.

Saturday, Curragh, Ireland
GAIN FIRST FLIER S.-Listed, €37,500, Curragh, 6-27, 2yo, 5fT, :59.05, gd.
1–FRENETIC (IRE), 126, f, 2, by Kodiac (GB)
1st Dam: Moojha, by Forest Wildcat
2nd Dam: Kiss the Devil, by Kris S.
3rd Dam: Devil’s Nell, by Devil’s Bag
1ST BLACK-TYPE WIN. (170,000gns Ylg ’19 TATOCT). O-SBA Racing Ltd; B-Rabbah Bloodstock Ltd (IRE); T-Ger Lyons; J-Colin Keane. €22,500. Lifetime Record: 2-2-0-0, $35,787. *1/2 to Big Handsome (Street Boss), SW & GSP-US, $271,762.
2–Mooneista (Ire), 126, f, 2, Dandy Man (Ire)–Moon Unit (Ire), by Intikhab. O-Mrs Paula Davison; B-Killarkin Stud (IRE); T-Jack Davison. €7,500.
3–Eastern Voice (Ire), 131, c, 2, Vocalised–Star Street (Ire), by Lawman (Fr). (€15,000 Ylg ’19 TIRSEP). O-Mrs J S Bolger; B/T-Jim Bolger (IRE). €3,750.
Margins: 5, HF, 1 1/4. Odds: 0.91, 11.00, 11.00.
Also Ran: Blue Cabochon (Ire), Chief Little Hawk, Hyde Park Barracks. Scratched: Twilight Heir (GB). Click for the Racing Post result.

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