Portland (Ire)

Calyx's Purple Lily A New TDN Rising Star

Sunday's TRM Equine Nutrition Race at Naas looked an intriguing contest, with four winners lined up including one who was Group 1-placed at two. At the end, there was one who was in total command and that was the filly Purple Lily (Ire) (Calyx {GB}--Boca Raton {Ire}, by Approve {Ire}) who flashed distinct Classic potential to earn TDN Rising Star status. Racing for Alan O'Flynn's Zinlo Syndicate, the Paddy Twomey-trained Tatts Ireland Goresbridge Breeze Up sensation had made an instant impression when off the mark in an often-informative Galway maiden...

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Galiway's Sunway To The Fore In The Criterium International

Maintaining the overseas stranglehold on the G1 Criterium International, Guy Pariente, Thomas Lines and Qatar Racing's Sunway (Fr) (Galiway {GB}--Kensea {Fr}, by Kendargent {Fr}) struck for the David Menuisier stable at Saint-Cloud on Sunday. Putting the pressure on the leader Navy Seal (Ire) (Dubawi {Ire}) soon after the start, the 4-1 shot bagged the stand's-side fence after the home turn and used that to his advantage as the 4-5 favourite Alcantor (Fr) (New Bay {GB}) loomed on his outside. Engaged in battle with that rival approaching the final furlong, the...

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Wednesday's Observations: Warm Heart's Brother Debuts at Tipperary

18.10 Tipperary, Cond, €18,000, 2yo, 7f 100yT BREMEN (IRE) (Galileo {Ire}) is one of three newcomers in this Glenvale Stud Race, with Donnacha O'Brien happy to pitch him in against Vincent Gaul's impressive Roscommon maiden winner Spanish Flame (Ire) (Phoenix Of Spain {Ire}) and Ballydoyle's Curragh third Portland (Ire) (Dubawi {Ire}), a son of the G2 Debutante S.-placed Zagitova (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}). Bremen, the sixth foul out of the triple Australian group 1 heroine Sea Siren (Aus) (Fastnet Rock {Aus}), is a full-brother to last month's G2 Ribblesdale S. winner...

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