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Kodiac filly Pipsy impressive in Legacy Stakes success

Pipsy handed Ger Lyons his third Listed Legacy Stakes success in four years on Friday - and remarkably each one is a daughter of Kodiac.

Pipsy, bred by Noel Finnegan out of the High Chaparral mare Experte, had looked smart when winning her maiden at the Curragh and told another step forward here, jumping into a forward position before fending off all challengers for a length and a half success over the colt Alabama.

“At the Curragh I said 'this one is getting quicker' so I nominated this race straight away to Patrick (Cosgrove)," Ger Lyons told "I said we'd have a look at this race and then put her away.

“She's only getting going at the back-end and I'm trying to get at least two runs into most of them.

“We knew after Cork that we had bumped into one (winner King Cuan) and he proved that afterwards. I liked what she did at the Curragh and she's pretty straight-forward at home. Colin said she has turned into a real sprinter.

“The break will now come at a nice time and we'll let her wind down, let her grow up and mature. We'll look forward to her next year.

“It's cracking to get winning black-type for Patrick, who is an owner/breeder - that's what it's about for him.”

Pipsy becomes the 92nd stakes winner for Kodiac and as mentioned above, the third winner of the Legacy Stakes after Frenetic and Geocentric.

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