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Geocentric adds to Kodiac's good run

Kodiac's excellent year continued on Wednesday as his daughter, the Tally-Ho-bred Geocentric, bagged her second stakes race, the Listed Midsummer Sprint Stakes at Cork.

From the same 2019 crop as Sunday's Prix du Jockey Club second El Bodegon, not to mention fellow stakes winners Fast Attack, Glounthaune, Island Of Love, Pennine Hills and Straight Answer, Geocentric won last year's Listed Legacy Stakes at Dundalk for Ger Lyons and had also been Listed-placed on both her three-year-old starts prior to Wednesday.

The Racing Post was impressed with her performance at Cork, commenting: Geocentric has always looked like a speedball that just keeps going at a fast pace. She showed a new string to her bow here as she battled back when she was headed a furlong out and found enough to the line. Apparently she wants slower despite all of her form being on good ground. If that is the case they have a versatile sprinter going into the autumn.

Shane Lyons added: "Geocentric does things hard. Once she gets stronger and gets more mature we could have an exciting filly for next year. She wants it a bit slower."

Owned by SBA Racing Ltd (who also campaigned the high-class Kodiac filly Frenetic), Geocentric was bred by us out of Rajmahal, also dam of the stakes-placed pair To Wafij and No Leaf Clover to Kodiac. Rajmahal is an Indian Ridge half-sister to the Classic-placed Furner's Green as well as Listed winners Palace, Mystical Lady and Lady Lupus, all of whom are stakes producers, and a granddaughter of Sonic Lady.

Geocentric was purchased by Ed Sackville of SackvilleDonald for 160,000gns out of our draft at Book 1 of the 2020 Tattersalls October Sale.

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