July 25, 2019 - Leopardstown, Msw, EUR €17,500, 8.0F, .0000

Free Solo (Ire), C, 2, 2017 by Showcasing (GB)

1st Dam: Amuser (Ire), by Galileo (Ire)
2nd Dam: Six Perfections (Fr), by Celtic Swing (GB)
3rd Dam: Yogya, by Riverman

Owner: Niarchos Family
Breeder: Niarchos Family
Trainer: Jessica Harrington

The Niarchos Family's homebred Free Solo (Ire) (Showcasing {GB}) was a staying-on third over seven furlongs at Naas in his only prior start July 6 and powered to TDN Rising Stardom upped to one mile in the Frank Conroy Irish EBF Maiden–a race which includes Camelot (GB) (Montjeu {Ire}) on the honour roll–at Leopardstown on Thursday evening. The 4-1 chance was sharpest into stride from the outside stall and seized immediate control of this return. Scrubbed along off the home turn, he was driven clear approaching the final eighth and stayed on strongly in the closing stages to score by an impressive five lengths from Cabot Hills (Ire) (Gleneagles {Ire}), who chinned stablemate Yankee Stadium (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}) by a short head on the line for second. “He learned a lot in Naas where he was coming home [at the finish],” commented winning trainer Jessica Harrington. “He was just like a baby at Naas, he jumped out and stopped rather than jumping out and going. Today he was just a different horse and will improve with racing. He loves that good ground, he got the mile easy and got an easy lead in front. He had the experience and it stood to him. He's got some fancy entries and will probably go for the seven-and-a-half furlong Listed race at Tipperary [Aug. 11 Coolmore Ivawood S.] next.” Free Solo, half to a colt foal by Le Havre (Ire), is the first foal produced by a daughter of MG1SW European champion Six Perfections (Fr) (Celtic Swing {GB}). The homebred chestnut's unraced dam's siblings include MGSW G1 Racing Post Trophy second Yucatan (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}), G2 Prix du Gros-Chene-winning sire Planet Five (Storm Cat), GIII Modesty H. victress Faufiler (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}) and G2 Beresford S. runner-up Mount Everest (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}).

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