"I can see her being a Moyglare filly" - Zarinsk leads Kodiac one-two in Tally-Ho Curragh maiden
In a repeat of Saturday's Tally-Ho Stud-sponsored Curragh maiden, it was Ger Lyons and Colin Keane who came out on top to the fillies event on Sunday, the Tally-Ho Stud Irish EBF Fillies Maiden, with the pair teaming up to send out the winner Zarinsk.
Fittingly, the race provided an excellent result for Kodiac, who not only supplied the winner but also the second home, Tally-Ho breezer Olivia Maralda.
Zarinsk showed a great attitude throughout, bouncing out smartly under Colin Keane to assume a front rank position. The Aidan O'Brien-trained Never Ending Story threw down a strong challenge a as the pace started to quicken but Zarinsk would not be denied and stuck her head down for a neck score over the closing Olivia Maralda.
"It was what we expected," said Ger Lyons. "She hasn't even come in her coat but I thought she was ready to start. She's a lovely filly - I've nice bunch of fillies. I put her in the Airlie Stud Stakes, so we liked her and we know she was stakes filly. I can see her being a Moyglare filly hopefully."
Juddmonte homebred Zarinsk is the third debut two-year-old winner of the week for Kodiac following Faisal Road at Yarmouth on Wednesday and Fully Wet at Goodwood. She is a half-sister to the classy Derevo and out of Listed winner Pavlosk, an Arch relation to Zafonic and Zamindar.
'He's a bullet' - Tally-Ho breezer Walbank Royal Ascot-bound after impressing at York
Overall, it was an excellent day for Kodiac, who was represented later in the afternoon by the scintillating York winner Walbank.
Sold out of our Tattersalls Craven breeze-up draft for 525,000gns to trainer David Loughnane last month (pictured below), Walbank ran a fine second on debut at Ascot and made no mistake this time, powering clear for a seven-length success.
"He’s a proper animal, he’s a bullet," said Loughnane. "The guys at Tally-Ho did a very good job with him at the breeze-ups. He’s only going to get better as he’s still not fully street wise about racing, so he’ll come on again from that. He’ll have entries in the Norfolk and Windsor Castle."
Walbank was bred by us out of No Lippy, a winning daughter of Oasis Dream, and carries the colours of Amo Racing.