Group 1-winning Tally-Ho graduate Campanelle bagged another big-race win on Saturday when striking in the Grade 3 Mint Ladies Sprint at Kentucky Downs.
The class act of the large field, Campanelle sat in fourth before flying five wide to challenge the leader Bay Storm and win in cosy fashion.
"She is a fighter," said Barbara Banke, in whose Stonestreet Stables silks Campanelle runs. "She's super fast, and she is not going to let anyone get by her if she can help it. [Jockey Irad Ortiz, Jr.] cut it a little close, but she's really good."
Ortiz agreed: "I love her. She's the most kind, fun to ride. She's crazy good. She made the lead a little earlier today. I hit her a couple of times. She responded so I put the stick away, keeping busy on her. Maybe she got confused a little. But she saw that filly and fought back."
Trained by Wesley Ward, Campanelle boasts a hugely international resume as winner of the Group 1 Commonwealth Cup and Group 2 Queen Mary Stakes at Royal Ascot, the Group 1 Prix Morny at Deauville and the Listed Giant's Causeway Stakes at Keeneland.
Campanelle was purchased out of our draft at Book 1 of the 2019 Tattersalls October Sale for 190,000gns by Ben McElroy on behalf of Barbara Banke's Stonestreet Stables.
She is a daughter of Listed winner Janina, a very fast daughter of Namid and the high-class sprinter Lady Dominatrix.
She capped a mighty weekend for Kodiac that also featured a victory for Zarinsk in the Listed Ingabelle Stakes at Leopardstown alongside Group placings for the Tally-Ho-bred pair Glounthaune and Indestructible.