We're off and running for 2022 with Cotai Glory responsible for the first European 2yo winner of the season in the appropriately named Bottle Of Bubbles.
Con and Theresa Marnane's filly showed a professional attitude throughout the race in question, a 5f maiden at Lyon Parilly, and bounded clear for a two-length score.
Bred by D Boylan, Bottle Of Bubbles was purchased by Marnane out of last year's Tattersalls Ireland September Sale and is out of dual winner Somedaysrdiamonds, an Equiano relation to Airwave and Churchill.
With 35 first-crop 2yo winners to his credit and eight black-type performers, including the runaway Prix Robert Papin winner Atomic Force, Cotai Glory ended last year as Europe's champion first-crop sire. He stands for €8,500.